Madeira Pelagic Trip - 29th to 31st July 2014

This Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expedition was marked by light winds which are not the best conditions for seawatching. It makes the seabird's activity very slow and does not spread the chum smell much. Still we managed to see both Pterodromas while a lot of Bulwer's petrel Bulweria bulwerii and some Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis where entertaining the birdwatchers both during the ride and while drifting, everyday.

31st July 2014
2 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae - on the way to the chumming position
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

Atlantic Spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
2 Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni
Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta

30th July 2014
6 Fea's petrel Pterodroma feae - 4 on the way
2 Red Knot Calidris canutus
2 Common Tern Sterna hirundo - juveniles
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
3 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

2 Marlins - Istiophoridae family
Presumed Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni - seen far, at sunset

29th July 2014
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus - juvenile
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
4 Madeiran Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Presumed Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis

Edited by Catarina Fagundes Catarina Fagundes

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