Checklist S12549456

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Owner Ian Davies

Traveling
  • 4
  • 20 mi
Comments

Hired a boat for five hours to go look for seabirds. We went offshore a few miles and then cruised west along the shore past Zipolite, offshore more, east back past Pto Angel, and then diagonally northwest back into port. No serious natural concentrations of birds at all, very sparse tubenoses and only gulls and larger birds came in to chumming with fish parts, which is all we had.
Apart from birds we saw a single whale blow (likely Humpback), at least 45 sea turtles of at least two species, a breaching Manta Ray, and myriad flying fish.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Comments: first seabird seen of the day, not far offshore, flushed from water

  2. Number observed: 5

    Comments: two very worn light subadults, two light adults with different spooned tails, and an intermediate adult

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  3. Number observed: 120

    Comments: only bird seen in any sort of numbers, usually at least one in view over the horizon

  4. Number observed: 2

    Comments: harbor

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  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: absolutely awesome views of a bird on the water that was preening and then took flight, landing a couple more times and approachable when on the water

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  7. Number observed: 1

    Comments: seen cruising low over the water downwind, going westward

  8. Number observed: 35

    Comments: all singles, all in flight

  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: first tubenose seen of the day - small black-and-white shearwater with short wings, black above, quick flicking wingbeats and small size

  10. Number observed: 3

    Comments: At least this many - possibly one more. Photographed, brown backs with dark undertail coverts and dusky sides of neck and face.

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  11. black-and-white shearwater sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Black-vented/Townsend's

  12. Number observed: 35
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  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: came in to chumming of fish parts, circled for a few minutes and then left

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  14. Number observed: 40
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  15. Number observed: 9

    Comments: harbor

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  16. Number observed: 5

    Comments: harbor

  17. Number observed: 15

    Comments: harbor

  18. Number observed: 1

    Comments: harbor

  19. Number observed: 1

    Comments: harbor

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