Seabirds recorded during visits in April over the last three years include; Bulwer’s, Tahiti, and Jouanin’s Petrel, Streaked Wedge-tailed, Fleshy-footed an Hutton’s Shearwater, Abbott’s Booby, Leach’s and Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, Arctic and Pomarine Jaeger. Brown, Masked and Redfooted Booby, Lesser & Greater Frigatebird, Common, Black and Lesser Noddy and eleven Tern species.
Rare terrestrial species recorded on Ashmore at the same time of year include: Red-rumped Swallow, Crested Honey Buzzard, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Tiger Shrike, Siberian Thrush, Siberian Blue Robin, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Arctic, Eastern-crowned, and Yellow-browed Warbler, Asian Stubtail, Middendorff’s & Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler and Pechora Pipit.
The trip also coincides with northward migration of up to twenty species of shorebirds, many in full breeding plumage, and significant numbers of breeding seabirds including Red tailed and White-tailed Tropicbird.
Join the Crew aboard the vessel MV Reef Prince for this 8 day adventure at sea. MV Reef Prince has cabins to cater for Solo travellers and for couples who prefer their own bathroom facilities. The cruise departs and returns into Broome.