Fledging occurs 5-6 months after hatching (mid-June through late July). One of the most marvelous sights in the Pacific ocean is the graceful glide of a Laysan Albatross at play among the winds and waves.

Juvenile Laysan albatross socialize and practice their dance moves while adults are out fishing for their chicks. Laysan Albatrosses nest among short vegetation, mainly in the remote Northwest Hawaiian Islands; also small colonies on Kauai and Oahu and on a few Mexican Islands. Sexual Dimorphism of Laysan Albatross: Both males and females look alike. The rich squid and stomach oil is filled with fatty acids and nutrients that can sustain a chick for the number of days between feedings. Parents will often leave before the chicks have reached their full juvenile plumage. #kpnwr #kilaueapointnwr #albatross

They nest on islands of the tropical Pacific, but they may head out to Japan, the Aleutian Islands, or California to feed.

Laysan albatross mostly inhabit parts of North Pacific and Hawaiian Islands, the Laysan … Distribution of Laysan Albatross. Fledging occurs 5-6 months after hatching (mid-June through late July). Once they’ve fledged, juvenile Laysan albatross don’t return to the colony for three years after they’ve flown out to sea and don’t start breeding until they’re between five and eight years old. Juveniles of Laysan Albatross: The younger ones have dark colored lower body with a grey beak. Parents will often leave before the chicks have reached their full juvenile plumage. Juvenile Chicks are wispy brown with pale or blond highlights and a dark bill. The rich squid and stomach oil is filled with fatty acids and nutrients that can sustain a chick for the number of days between feedings. These expert soarers can travel hundreds of miles per day with barely a wingbeat.