Great start for the Zino's Petrel Pelagics season! 17-19 May 2022

After hibernating for 6 months 'Oceanodroma' rhib is running Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expeditions again and with a great start! 7 Zino's petrel, 7 Madeiran storm petrel and 7 Barolo's shearwaters where watched properly on the 3 consecutive afternoons! As we feared, it was a bit early for Fea's/Desertas' Petrels as this is the time they start to arrive from their migration... Good number of cetacean species as well!
Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis, Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus and Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii we our company everyday!

Barolo’s Shearwater Puffinus baroli

19th May 2022 - West wind between 0 and 4 knots, 0.5 meters swell
Sooty shearwater Puffinus griseus
7 Barolo’s shearwater Puffinus baroli
5 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus
Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Common Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus
Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Portuguese man-of-war Physalia physalis

18th May 2022 - Northeast wind up to 10 knots and northwest swell up to 1.5 meters
Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro - on the way up
5 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus
12 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
1 Pterodroma sp. - flew far and disappeared before we could ID it

Atlantic Spotted dolphins Stenella frontalis
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus

17th May 2022 - Westerly wind up to 7 knots and 0.5 meter waves with 1.5 meter swell all from same direction
>30 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus
5 Common Tern Sterna hirundo - 3 on the way
European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
7 Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro
2 Roseate tern Sterna dougallii
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
5 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta
Portuguese man-of-war Physalia physalis

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