Fat Birds Are Easy Prey: Fulmar Hunting in the Faroe Islands

In the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, baby fulmar hunting is an annual August activity. The Faroese depend on seasonal hunting and fishing as a major part of their diet and lifestyle. At the end of each summer, baby fulmar birds fall from their nests in the fjords, where they bob in the water because they are too fat to fly. During the week or so before they manage to lose weight and take off, the Faroese go out in boats to scoop them from the sea and eat them. MUNCHIES went baby fulmar hunting with local Høgni Mohr, a writer by profession and a hunter in his spare time. He caught birds for his family and friends to last throughout the coming year. He showed us, via the fulmar feast, what it means to get a local meal in the Faroe Islands.

About the author


Leave a Comment


  • Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get
    there! Thanks

  • What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled
    upon this I’ve found It absolutely helpful and it has helped
    me out loads. I hope to contribute & assist different users like its helped me.
    Great job.

  • hello!,I really like your writing very much! percentage we
    keep in touch more approximately your post on AOL?
    I require an expert on this space to unravel my problem.
    Maybe that is you! Taking a look forward to peer you.

  • Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I in finding
    It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to provide one thing back and help others such as you helped me.

  • I really love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you develop this web
    site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my very
    own blog and would love to learn where you got this from
    or exactly what the theme is called. Thanks!