Welcome to Seabirding!

We offer pelagic trips from Hatteras, North Carolina to explore our near shore, dynamic ecosystem formed by the combination of the Continental Shelf edge & the Gulf Stream Current.

Fea’s Petrel on July 7 (photo below)!  Next trip July 22 – Join us for a trip this summer!  August 3 has 1 space open (7/19/2018)  – Check out the schedule here

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Spring 2018 was amazing!  On May 29 we encountered & photographed a Tahiti Petrel – possibly the first to be seen in the Atlantic Ocean, not to mention NC…read the report here!  (photos by Kate Sutherland)

Tahiti Petrel

Tahiti Petrel

Summer / Fall Schedule is UP!  Click here for the page!  All trip reports since 2012 are up on our blog (click the link on the menu bar above to see photos from hundreds of trips)

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Spring is the best time to see Fea’s Petrel here off Hatteras, but they can be around in Summer too!

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We saw Great Skua on all seven of our trips in Winter 2018!

White-faced Storm-Petrel below by Kate Sutherland – read about the August 28, 2016 trip!

We saw this bird just over the shelf break on August 28, 2016

We saw this bird just over the shelf break on August 28, 2016

European Storm-Petrel below by Brian Patteson – two sightings later than usual in 2016- read about the June 10, 2016 & July 29, 2016 trips!

European Storm-Petrel

If you would like some help with birding on land while you are on the Outer Banks, try getting in touch with Jeff Lewis in Manteo.  His email address is jlewisbirds@gmail.com and he would love to take you birding

Photo taken with a GoPro from a kite on one of our Spring 2013 trips.  by Seabird McKeon

Bird’s eye view of SP II taken with a GoPro from a kite on one of our Spring 2013 trips. by Seabird McKeon

February 22, 2014 Yellow-nosed Albatross four miles off Avon, NC.  Photo by Brian Patteson

February 22, 2014 Yellow-nosed Albatross four miles off Avon, NC. Photo by Brian Patteson