GECI Black-footed Albatross Translocation Partnership Announcement Working with our partners Group de Ecologia y Conservation de Islas (GECI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 21 Black-footed Albatross eggs and 12 chicks were translocated from Midway Atoll to Isla Guadalupe in Mexico in 2021. An additional 36 eggs were translocated to Isla Guadalupe in 2022. All eggs were raised by experienced Laysan Albatross parents while chicks were hand-reared by the GECI animal care team. We anticipate this partnership continuing in translocating Black-footed Albatross eggs in the future.
In the fall of 2018 Hurricane Walaka directly hit French Frigate Shoals, which contains East Island and Tern Island. Both islands function as nesting ground for hundreds of thousands of seabirds. Read through the articles below to see the critical need for our translocation projects.