Monday, August 6th, 2018
Located half way between the northern tip of Norway and the southern tip of Svalbard, Bjørnøya is home to thousands and thousands of birds. We spent a pleasant morning zodiac cruising along the southwest coastline doing a little bird spotting.
The morning was misty with the sun coming out in the afternoon. We saw Brünnich’s Guillemots (thick-billed murres), Common Guillemots, including the bridal form both from the Auks family, and presenting themselves as the Penguins of the North. Also, Glaucous Gulls, Northern Fulmars and Kittywakes.