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.

SPACE UPDATE for Summer trips:  Aug 30 is FULL, Aug 31 is FULL, Sept 6 is FULL, Sept 7 is FULL, Sept 13(14) has 3 spaces open (8/29/14)

Summer & Fall trips are as follows:  August 30 & 31 aboard the Skua;  September 6 & 7 aboard the Skua;  September 13 (weather date of the 14th) aboard the Stormy Petrel II; October 11 (weather date of the 12th) aboard the Stormy Petrel II

Our trips on August 15, 16, & 17 found a Fea’s Petrel, Black-cappeds, Cory’s, Great, & Audubon’s Shearwaters, Wilson’s & Band-rumped Storm-Petrels, Red-necked Phalaropes, & Bridled & Sooty Terns!  On Friday we had nice views of Sperm Whales, Saturday we found a young Hawksbill Turtle (first we’ve ever seen!!!) and a Pygmy Sperm Whale (rare encounter), Sunday’s trip found the Fea’s Petrel!  Trip report, photos & lists to follow…(8/17/14)

MAY 21 – BERMUDA, TRINDADE, & FEA’S PETRELS PLUS EUROPEAN STORM-PETREL!!  Spring Blitz Day #1, click on Blog above for the report, list, and more photos

Photo taken by Brian Patteson of a Bermuda Petrel - May 21, 2014

Photo by Brian Patteson – Bermuda Petrel May 21, 2014

Our 2014 schedules are posted!  We have added the DISCOVERY SERIES trips for 2014 – please click on the links under “Schedule” above for dates and information!  The trip dates are also listed on our calendar with information about each (this feature is located to the right).  Please click on the link to our blog for trip reports, photos, and lists from 2013 plus our trips so far for 2014!

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

Photo 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