St Helena, Ascension Island & Tristan da Cunha
Birding British Overseas Territories
Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cuna are all British overseas Territories in the South Atlantic with the nearest land mass most often being Africa or Antarctica. Below you will find links to their individual pages. Follow those links to detailed information on each of the islands.
Often on pelagic cruises all three islands will be visited so that the majority of trip reports cover all three territories.
A Guide to the Birds of St Helena and Ascension IslandBy Neil McCulloch | RSPB | 2004 | Paperback | 92 Pages, Colour Illustrations | ISBN: 1901930467 Buy this book from NHBS.com
St Helena and Ascension Island: A Natural Historyby Philip & Myrtle Ashmole | Anthony Nelson | 2000 | Hardback | 475 pages, 32 pp colour illustrations, line drawings, maps, diagrams, cased | ISBN: 0904614611 Buy this book from NHBS.com
2011 [05 May] - Derek Scott - Atlantic CruisePDF Report…Our journey of 7,111 nautical miles (13,170 km) from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego to Santiago in the Cape Verde Islands, via the Antarctic Sound, South Georgia, Gough, Tristan da Cunha, St Helena and Ascension, gave us an unparalleled opportunity to observe the multitude of sea-birds and cetaceans in the Southern Ocean and Atlantic, and took us to some of the remotest islands on the planet….
2017 [04 April] - WildwingsPDF ReportLeaving most of the southern tubenoses behind, we next set course for St. Helena. The number of species seen declined rapidly but there were still new things to note: Strap-toothed Whale and Flying Squid among them. The approach to the island and trips on a local boat rewarded us with a Whale Shark, Pantropical Spotted and Bottlenose Dolphins, Red-billed Tr o p i c b i r d, Brown and Masked Booby, Brown and Black Noddy, a few Sooty Terns and White Tern. The soon-to-be-named “St. Helena” Storm-petrel was seen in large numbers at Egg Island and many St. Helena Ploverswere on Deadwood Plain.