5th Zino's Petrel Pelagic 2011

Another successful pelagic trip was run by Madeira Wind Birds, despite the not so comfortable sea conditions! It started with 20 knots of wind and 3 meters waves which got better on the following days but the aimed species were all there!

Storm Petrels feeding on the chumJune 29, 2011
More than 12 Fea's/Desertas petrels Pterodroma fea
2 Zino's petrels Pterodroma madeira
Bulwer's petrels Bulweria bulwerii
Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus
Cory's shearwaters Calonectris diomedea borealis
1 Sooty shearwater Puffinus griseus far away
1 Common tern Sterna hirundo
2 Yellow-legged gulls Larus michahellis

White-faced Storm Petrel

June 30, 2011
3 White-faced storm-petrels Pelagodroma marina
1 Wilson storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
More than 13 Madeiran storm-petrels Oceanodroma castro at the chum slick at the same time
3 Zino's petrels - from which 2 were flying together around the chum
2 Fea's / Desertas petrel
Few Cory's shearwater
Some Bulwer's petrel

1 Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta feeding from the chum
Atlantic Spotted Dolphins Stenella frontalis on the way back to the marina
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea at Funchal marina

Storm Petrels on the chum slick

July 1, 2011
3 Zino's petrel
2 Fea's petrel
2 Fino's (Fea's/Zino's) petrel
Few Manx shearwater
Cory's shearwater
Bulwer's petrel

White-faced & Madeiran Storm Petrels

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