Story: Bird migration

Campbell albatross colony (1st of 2)

Campbell albatross colony

These Campbell albatross chicks and adults on nests are using every square metre of space on a cliff ledge. Most albatross species breed in high-density colonies. Once the chicks fledge, they fly north past New Zealand to the sub-tropical Pacific, and they later move round to the western Tasman Sea, where most of the adults spend the winter.

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - New Zealand’s migratory birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015