3rd Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expedition - trip report

Here are the bird records of the 3rd commercial Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expeditionwhich took place from on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June 2010. Again, it was a success and it is now generally accepted as the Ultimate Western Palearctic Pelagic Expedition:

Zino's Petrel

Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

2nd June 2010
1 Fea's/Zino's petrel just after Ponta de São Lourenço
Bulwer's petrels
Cory's shearwaters
Manx shearwaters
1 White-faced storm-petrel flew by and did not smell the chum
1 Fea's petrel
1 Yellow-legged gull on the chum
1 White-faced storm-petrel on the chum after 6:40 pm
Just after 8:00, after we served dinner:
2 Sabine's gulls
1 European storm-petrel and then later another one join it
1 Zino petrel
1 Madeira-storm

Atlantic spotted dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins

3rd June 2010
30 European storm-petrels at the same time on the chum
2 Wilson's storm-petrel on the chum
Cory's shearwaters
Bulwer's petrels (more Bulwer's than Cory's)
1 Lesser black-backed gull
6 Yellow-legged Gulls
5 White-faced storm-petrel on the chum slick at the same time
1 Swinhoe's storm-petrel

4th June 2010
5 European storm-petrels
2 White-faced storm-petrel
2 Wilson's storm-petrel
1 Madeira storm-petrel
1 Fea's Petrel
Bulwer's Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Manx shearwater

During the mornings Norbert, Hans and Gerd, German birdwatchers who joined the pelagic expedition, they did some birdwatching around and reported the following vagrant species in Funchal harbor:
3rd June 2010
1 Little Tern flying north

4th June 2010
1 Eleonora's Falcon
2 Sandwich Terns

In Ponta de São Lourenço, Paul Willoughby and his family observed:
1 Hobby

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