A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN ALBATROSS


Have you ever wondered what a year in the life of an albatross looks like? What do they eat? Where do they live? How do they raise their young? This year, BirdLife International, the RSPB, the British Antarctic Survey, the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the South Georgia Heritage Trust are working together to answer those questions, and you can join in.

Thanks to cameras set up by the British Antarctic Survey on Bird Island, a small island off the coast of South Georgia near the Antarctic circle, we're following four species of albatross -- Wandering Albatross, Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross and Light-mantled Albatross  -- as they find their mates, build their nests and raise their chicks. There will be stunning photographs from the island, news updates, and competitions including the chance to name the bird stars.

Don't miss a thing as we capture the incredible year-long journey of these birds. For more information on our star albatrosses, their habitat, or to see regular news updates, click on one of the icons below. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by using the hashtag #AlbatrossStories.

 

Derren Fox
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