Thursday, August 6, 2015


Yesterday morning, August 5th 2015, we did a c. 3 hours boat-trip off Fuzeta (east Algarve). Besides many Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) close to the boat and an Ocean Sun Fish (Mola mola) it was a very successful trip regarding pelagic sea birds:

Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)      c. 70-80 Ind.
Great Shearwater (Puffinus garvis)                 c. 20-25 Ind.
Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus maureatanicus)           6 Ind.
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)                         1 Ind.
Wilson's Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)           12 Ind.
European Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus)          2 Ind.
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)                          8 Ind.
Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)                                1 Ind.
Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)                  1 Ind.
Skua species (Stercorarius sp.) probl. Pom.Sk.         1 Ind.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)                               1 Ind.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)                        2 Ind.
Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)                                2 Ind.
Med. Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)                   3 Ind.
Audouins Gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii)                      1 Ind.

I want to share some photos I took during the trip here:

More Info about this offer is on my website here: Pelagic boat trips

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