Bird
Videos

Bring birds into your home or classroom through these videos from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Travel from many of our sanctuaries and monuments, including Mallows Bay-Potomac River to Stellwagen Bank, to further understand the importance of birds in the marine environment.

Birds flying over the water

Birds in Sanctuaries

The National Marine Sanctuary System is home to a magnificent array of birds. Learn about them in our video! ‪#EarthIsBlue

Big seabird looking down as it walks on the water

Birds of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

Soar high above the ghost fleet with some of the incredible birds that call Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary home in this #EarthIsBlue video!

Seabirds flying as two whales dive out of the water

Stellwagen Sanctuary Seabird Stewards and Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count program of the National Audubon Society has been an annual event since 1900. In fact, the 2021-2022 count will be the 122nd year that this annual holiday citizen science tradition will take place. Watch the team at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary put their eagle eyes to the test!

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Cliff swallows in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Fly into the week with these cliff swallows in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!

Seabirds standing on floating rocks

Birds: Celebration of Bird Week

Not all animals in national marine sanctuaries live in the water. Birds are among the most visible elements of biodiversity in the marine environment. By tracking bird populations, scientists can better understand the state and health of the marine ecosystems that our communities and economies depend on.

Couple of seabirds on branches by the beach shore

Birds as an Indicator of Ecosystem Health

Birds are a major indicator of ecosystem health. Their sensitivity to ecological changes make them ideal species for monitoring environmental shifts. The National Marine Sanctuary System provides feeding and nesting grounds for many types of birds.

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Bald Eagles

When you think of National Marine Sanctuaries you don't normally think of the sky. But when you’re in Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary it's hard not to look up! Check out this Earth is Blue video to learn all about the avian ambassadors of the sanctuary, including one very famous species.

Seabird dead being examined

306 Punches: Kure Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Trouble in paradise. Marine debris and plastic pollution impact seabirds around the world. This video is of a necropsy of a Laysan Albatross chick on Green Island at Kure Atoll in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

People tagging shearwater seabirds on a boat

Tagging shearwater seabirds to track their movements

Researchers at NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are using satellite technology to learn more about the movements, life cycle, and feeding and foraging habits of great shearwater seabirds in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

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Releasing shearwater seabirds after attaching satellite tags

Researchers at NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are using satellite technology to learn more about the movements, life cycle, and feeding and foraging habits of great shearwater seabirds in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.