22 Feb 2019

Help name our albatross stars!

This year the Albatross Task Force is following four albatross species from Bird Island, South Georgia. We need to come up with names for them by March 19th. Can you help us?

Wandering Albatross © Oli Prince
By Stephanie Winnard

We need your help!

This year the Albatross Task Force is following four albatross species from Bird Island, South Georgia. We need to come up with names for them by March 19th, and we’ve been wracking our brains, but unfortunately, we haven’t been able to think of anything. Can you help us?

The four species we're following are Grey-headed Albatrosses, Wandering Albatross, Light-mantled Albatross and Black-browed Albatross. All year long you’ll be able to watch these birds connect with their mates, lay their eggs, and raise chicks in the harsh sub-Antarctic climate. We even have two remote cameras following the progress of a Grey-headed Albatross and a Wandering Albatross nest. You can watch the chicks growing from tiny newly-hatched fluffballs, all the way through to fledging as mighty adults with the largest wingspans of any birds.

Right now, we need names for three birds, a Grey-headed Albatross dad, and a Wandering Albatross couple (see the poster below), we are asking schools, classes and individuals to come up with ideas. If you, or your class, or even your entire school think you’ve come up with an absolutely perfect name for any (or all!) of our albatross stars email them to albatross.stories@gmail.com, being sure to state which albatrosses your names are for. Make sure to send your entries in by 19th March.

If you’d like to know more about each albatross, check out the Albatorss Stories website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and follow #AlbatrossStories on social media!