Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
As the name suggests, the three species of Tropicbird are usually to be found wandering the tropical oceans. They are very distinctive white birds with two long tail streamers. Their supposed resemblance to a marlinspike (a short spike designed to separate strands of rope or cable for splicing) means they are sometimes called 'bosun birds'. Only one species, the Red-billed Tropicbird has reached Britain, and then on very few occasions.
Working together for seabirds
BTO work supports effective monitoring of our seabirds and aims to provide opportunities for a new generation of seabird surveyors.
Bird ID basics (3 modules, Wednesdays 10am)
The training involves three weekly online modules, with a large interactive component and complemented by supported self-study exercises. We place a strong emphasis on providing you with tools and techniques that will...