White Island boat trip seabirds

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White Island boat trip seabirds

Postby RussCannings » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi all,

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

Steady bins,

Morrinsville, NZ

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