Sea birds (complete check list)
Escursioni nel Santuario dei Cetacei in Liguria | Whalewatching nel Mediterraneo | Birdwatching nel Golfo Ligure

Escursioni nel Santuario dei Cetacei in Liguria | Whalewatching nel Mediterraneo | Birdwatching nel Golfo Ligure Sea birds (complete check list)

Sea birds (complete check list)

Are you curious to know which birds have been observed over the years on board our boats? Here is the list of 98 species.

GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba) port breakwater - GREY HERON (Ardea cinerea) port breakwater

WESTERN CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis) port breakwater  - PURPLE HERON (Ardea purpurea) port breakwater

MONTAGU’S HARRIER (Circus pygargus) flying over the airport - EURASIAN TEAL (Anas crecca) harbour channel

EURASIAN SCOPS OWL (Otus scops) high sea - PIED AVOCET (Recurvirostra avosetta) port breakwater - EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus ostralegus) port breakwater

SANDWICH TERN (Thalasseus sandvicensis) port breakwater - BALEARIC SHEARWATER (Puffinus mauretanicus) high sea

SCOPOLI’S SHEARWATER (Calonectris diomedea) high sea - YELKOUAN SHEARWATER (Puffinus yelkouan) high sea

EURASIAN BLACKCAP (Sylvia atricapilla) laid on the boat - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Himantopus himantopus) port breakwater

EURASIAN CURLEW (Numenius arquata) port breakwater - WHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus) port breakwater

NORTHERN PINTAIL (Anas acuta) harbour channel - RUFF (Calidris pugnax) port breakwater

GREAT CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax carbo) port breakwater - COMMON RINGED PLOVER (Charadrius hiaticula) port breakwater

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (Charadrius dubius) port breakwater - NORTHERN WHEATEAR (Oenanthe oenanthe) port breakwater

WESTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (Motacilla flava) port breakwater and laid on the boat - COMMON EIDER (Somateria mollissima) harbour channel

WESTERN MARSH HARRIER (Circus aeroginosus) flying over the airport - EUROPEAN HONEY BUZZARD (Pernis apivorus) flying over the airport and high sea

PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus) flying over the airport - GREATER FLAMINGO (Phoenicopterus roseus) flying over the airport

EURASIAN COOT (Fulica atra) high sea - LITTLE TERN (Sternula albifrons) high sea

LITTLE GULL (Hydrocoloeus minutus) port breakwater - BLACK-HEADED GULL (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) port breakwater

MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) port breakwater - YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (Larus michahellis) port breakwater

BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (Rissa tridactyla) port breakwater - LITTLE STINT (Calidris minuta) port breakwater

TEMMINCK’S STINT (Calidris temminckii) port breakwater - LITTLE EGRET (Egretta garzetta) port breakwater

MEW GULL (Larus canus) port breakwater - RAZORBILL (Alca torda) high sea, coast

COMMON KESTREL (Falco tinnunculus) flying over the airport - SHORT-EARED OWL (Asio flammeus) high seah

PARASITIC JAEGER/ARCTIC SKUA (Stercorarius parasiticus) port breakwater and high sea - LONG-TAILED JAEGER/LONG TAILED SKUA (Stercorarius longicaudus) high seah

EURASIAN HOBBY (Falco subbuteo) flying over the airport - WILLOW WARBLER (Phylloscopus trochilus) laid on the boat

EUROPEAN SHAG (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) port breakwater - COMMON KINGFISHER (Alcedo atthis) port breakwater

GARGANEY (Spatula querquedula) harbour channel - NORTHERN SHOVELER (Spatula clypeata) harbour channel

WHITE-WINGED TERN (Chlidonias leucopterus) inshore - BLACK TERN (Chlidonias niger) high seah and inshore

WHISKERED TERN (Chlidonias hybrida) inshore - COMMON POCHARD (Aythya ferina) harbour channel

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax) port breakwater - EURASIAN STONE-CURLEW (Burhinus oedicnemus) port breakwater

COMMON SCOTER (Melanitta nigra) high sea and inshore - VELVET SCOTER (Melanitta fusca) high seah and inshore

COMMON GREENSHANK (Tringa nebularia) port breakwater - NORTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus vanellus) port breakwater

COMMON REDSHANK (Tringa totanus) port breakwater - EUROPEAN ROBIN (Erithacus rubecola) high sea

CURLEW SANDPIPER (Calidris ferruginea) port breakwater

RED KNOT (Calidris canutus) port breakwater - DUNLIN (Calidris alpina) port breakwater

SANDERLING (Calidris alba) port breakwater - WOOD SANDPIPER(Tringa gareola) port breakwater

COMMON SANDPIPER (Actitis hypoleucos) port breakwater - EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER (Pluvialis apricaria) port breakwater

GREY PLOVER (Pluvialis squatarola) port breakwater - COMMON BUZZARD(Buteo buteo) flying over the airport

ATLANTIC PUFFIN (Fratercula arctica) high sea - BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica) port breakwater

COMMON SWIFT (Apus apus) port breakwater - PALLID SWIFT (Apus pallidus) port breakwater

EUROPEAN STONECHAT (Saxicola rubicola) port breakwater - SQUACCO HERON (Ardeola ralloides) port breakwater

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (Mergus serrator) harbour channel - GREAT SKUA (Stercorarius skua) high sea

POMARINE JAEGER/POMARINE SKUA (Stercorarius pomarinus) high sea - COMMON TERN (Sterna hirundo) harbour channel and high sea

CASPIAN TERN (Hydroprogne caspia) port breakwater - GULL-BILLED TERN (Gelochelidon nilotica) port breakwater

COMMON WHITETHROAT (Sylvia communis) laid on the boat - BLACK-THROATED LOON (Gavia arctica) inshore

RED-THROATED LOON (Gavia stellata) inshore - EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR (Caprimulgus europaeus) high sea

NORTHERN GANNET (Morus bassanus) high seah and inshore - RED-NECKED GREBE (Podiceps grisegena) inshore

HORNED GREBE (Podiceps auritus) inshore - GREAT CRESTED GREBE (Podiceps cristatus) inshore

BLACK-NECKED GREBE (Podiceps nigricollis) inshore - EUROPEAN STORM PETREL (Hydrobates pelagicus) high sea

EURASIAN HOOPOE (Upupa epops) high sea

COMMON SHELDUCK(Tadorna tadorna) harbour channel - RUDDY TURNSTONE (Arenaria interpres) port breakwater

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Larus fuscus) port breakwater

Check out pictures of some of the seabirds spotted during our excursions in Liguria.