Thick-billed Murres, Dovekies, Fulmars, Thayer's Gulls - page 3 of 6

Thick-billed Murres below the 915 metre high nesting cliffs as adult males wait for young to jump off the cliff ledges. Akpait National Wildlife Area on Baffin Island on 3 September 2015. We saw thousands here and at Prince Leopold Island in Lancaster Sound.


VIDEO - Please see video of Thick-billed Murres loudly vocalizing.


Dovekies are the most numerous alcid in Baffin Bay and the western North Atlantic. Millions breed in northwest Greenland. A small number breed in the only known Canadian colony at Home Bay on east Baffin Island. We saw hundreds every day in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.


Dovekie and sea ice in Davis Strait on 2 September 2015


Grey morph Northern Fulmar in Davis Strait on 2 September 2015. Grey morphs comprised a higher percentage of the fulmar population in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, with the darkest birds breeding in Labrador.


Whereas at Pond Inlet, the majority were light morph like the above individual. 30 August 2015.


Adult Thayer's Gull at Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic on 24 August 2015.


Adult Thayer's Gulls on nest cliffs at Dundas Harbour, Devon Island on 29 August 2015.


Pale-winged adult Kumlien's Gull with minimal grey on primaries at the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island on 3 September 2015.


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