Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Yellow-crowned Night Heron – Nyctanassa violaceus


2nd record for The Azores!! This one stayed for 2 weeks around the harbour area.
25-10-2010 

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Wilson's Storm-petrel – Oceanites oceanicus



While looking for Sperm Whales and just one minute after seeing a Bulwer´s Petrel, this Wilson´s came to make us a visit.
28-05-2010

Bulwer's Petrel – Bulweria bulwerii





The first time that a saw a Bulwer´s Petrel taking off from the water. 5 Miles off São João.
28-05-2010

Monday, 26 April 2010

Pomarine Skua – Stercorarius pomarinus

 
We and this Pomarine Skua were looking for a Fin Whale 12 miles offshore!:)

24-04-2010 

Trinidade Petrel – Pterodroma arminjoniana

6th Record for the Azores!! Sighted while watching one Blue Whale 8 miles offshore Ponta da Queimada!!
24-04-2010

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Pomarine Skua – Stercorarius pomarinus

 A rare Pomarine Skua flying just over our boat, while we were with a pod of sperm Whales! :)
                                             09-04-2010 

Monday, 8 February 2010

Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus



Juvenile Gannet passing just over the boat!  8 miles Offshore São Mateus.
16-09-2009