Bjørnøya (Bear Island)

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Located half way between the northern tip of Norway and the southern tip of Svalbard, Bjørnøya is home to thousands and thousands of birds. We spent a pleasant morning zodiac cruising along the southwest coastline doing a little bird spotting.

The morning was misty with the sun coming out in the afternoon. We saw Brünnich’s Guillemots (thick-billed murres), Common Guillemots, including the bridal form both from the Auks family, and presenting themselves as the Penguins of the North. Also, Glaucous Gulls, Northern Fulmars and Kittywakes.

Northern Fulmar
Baby Northern Fulmars
Guillemot including Bridled form
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