2nd Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expedition 2011

The 2nd Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expedition of 2011 has run successfully, with many seabirds observed at a close distance, even with rough sea!

Oceanodroma castro23rd of May 2011
1 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus - seen at Caniçal harbor
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina
At least 15 Madeiran Storm-petrels Oceanodroma castro at same time on the chum slick
Bulwer's Petrels Bulweria bulwerii
Cory's Shearwaters Calonectris diomedea borealis
Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus

Pterodroma madeira24th of May 2011
5 Madeiran Storm-petrels on the chum slick + 2 on the way back to the marina
1 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
2 White-faced Storm-petrels
1 European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
9 Zino's Petrels Pterodroma madeira
Several Bulwer's Petrels, Cory's and Manx Shearwaters

Sabine's Gull25th of May 2011
1 Sabine's gull Xema sabini - first summer bird
1 White-faced Storm-petrel
1 Wilson's Storm-petrel
1 Artic Tern Sterna paradisaea
2 Fea's Petrels Pterodroma feae/deserta
1 Madeiran Storm-petrel on the chum and more than 15 on the way back
1 Macaronesian Shearwater Puffinus baroli
1 Great Skua Stercorarius skua
12 Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Several Bulwer's Petrels, Cory's and Manx Shearwaters

Arctic Tern

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