One of the species I was most excited to see on the February 4th Cape May pelagic was the Northern Fulmar. I had only previously seen one before – a molting dark type on a whale watching trip out of Santa Barbara, California. Luckily on the Cape May pelagic, we encountered 16 Northern Fulmars! All of the birds we saw were light types and most had beautiful new feathers throughout their body, except for one bird that was mid-molt. Below are a few photos I took of the fulmars once we were able to lure a few in close to the boat.