Pelagic Encounters

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Written by Anwynn Louw, May 16 2016

Pelagic Encounters

Guide Summary and Photographs

We launched our second sea birding trip at the break of dawn on Sunday morning. We departed from Kleinbaai the harbor on board the Whale Whisperer for a promising  birding trip on the open waters of the Agulhas Current.

The weather really treated us to clear blue and sunny skies. The group sighted a total amount of 21 different bird species while out at sea for an approximate seven hours. Besides our birds sightings we spotted a pod of common dolphins, a blue shark and an individual sunfish.

Sighted Species:
Shy Albatross
Black-Browed Albatross
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
Southern Giant Petrel
Pintado Petrel
White-chinned Petrel
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
European Storm Petrel
Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Cape Gannet
Parasitic Jaeger
Subantartic Skua
Hartlaubs Gull
Kelp Gull
Antartic Tern
Swift Tern
African Penguin
Cape Cormorant
Wandering Albatross

For more information or bookings contact Hennie Otto.
Email: hennie@sharkwatchsa.com
Phone: +27 (0)83 295 5307

juvenile shy albatross

Juvenile Shy Albatross

 

 

Shy albatross

Shy Albatross

Wilson storm pertrel

Wilson Storm Petrel

wandering albatross

wandering albatross

juvenile shy albatross

juvenile shy albatross

Albatross

Albatross

Indian Yellow nosed Albatross

Indian Yellow nosed Albatross

Pintado Petrel

Pintado Petrel

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