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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Albatrosses

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There are least eight types of albatrosses that have been reported seen on the oceans surrounding North America. These are the largest seafaring pelagic birds in the world which include some of the longest distance traveling seabirds, who cover large areas of the oceans in one year. Among these pelagic seabirds are the Black-browed Albatross, Black-footed Albatross, Layson Albatross, Light-mantled Albatross, Short-tailed Albatross, Shy Albatross, Wandering Albatross and the Yellow-nosed Albatross.

The Black-footed Albatross, Layson Albatross and the Short-tailed Albatross are some of the albatrosses you would expect to see along the Pacific coast of North America. The albatrosses are the largest pelagic seabirds in the world, with some having wingspans over 10', as in the case of the Wandering Albatross. They have the ability to stay aloft over long periods of time and travel great distances.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds