Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses have been surveyed on Macquarie Island this austral summer with 2143 breeding pairs counted

A whole-island census of Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses Phoebetria palpebrata was undertaken on Australia’s Macquarie Island in November 2013 with 2143 nesting pairs of this biennially-breeding species counted (click here).

A Light-mantled Sooty Albatross chick, photograph by Aleks Terauds

The ACAP Data Portal reports 1550-2700 pairs in 2010/11 for this ACAP-listed and Near Threatened species on Macquarie (click here).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 13 January 2014

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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119 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000

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