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.

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.

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.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Pomarine Skua – Stercorarius pomarinus

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


Trinidade Petrel – Pterodroma arminjoniana

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

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! :)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus

Juvenile Gannet passing just over the boat!  8 miles Offshore São Mateus.