This list is based on Bourne, WRP & Simmons, KEL. 1998. A preliminary list of the birds of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Sea Swallow 47: 42-56

We are grateful to Roger Wilmore for some of the photos.

In addition, unidentified Catharacta skuas, 'ducks', 'swifts', 'dunlin', 'swallows', 'falcons', 'herons', 'gulls' have been recorded.

Further reading: Harrison, P. 1983. Seabirds An Identification Guide. Bourne, WRP & Simmons, KEL. 1998. A preliminary list of the birds of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Sea Swallow 47: 42-56 Ratcliffe, N. 2001. Monitoring methods for seabirds on Ascension Island. Unpublished RSPB report. For more information about birds on Ascension contact:

Richard White RSPB Ascension Island Conservation Officer