I took a group of Year 10 students to White Island today (School-sponsored pelagic--woo!). While my last trip there a few years ago was absolutely pathetic (for birds I mean), the sailing today was actually quite productive all in all. No massive numbers but a good variety considering the boat blitzes straight out and back and half the time we were asked to remain inside. The conditions were sunny and relatively calm--not traditionally great for pelagic birds, but great for viewing what was out there.
On the way out: https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S61729823
On and around White Island itself: https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S61729620
One the way back: https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S61729609
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