Azores Pelagic 2017

A few places are still available on the Azores Pelagic 2017.

Monteiro’s Petrel and Swinhoe’s Petrel have been recorded on all of the six trips since 2012.

Option 1: Saturday 26th August to Saturday 2nd September including Azores Bullfinch £1540

Option 2: Sunday 27th August to Friday 1st September (Pelgaic Only)  £879

For more information email me at littleoakgroup@btinternet.com.

Monteiro’s Petrel- the main target species of the trip. We visit at a time where the cool season breeding ‘Grant’s Petrel’ can also be encountered. (Gareth Knass)
Swinhoe’s Petrel- recorded on all of the last six trips
Wilson’s Petrel- recorded on all 8 trips since 2010 with upto 15 birds (Richard Bonser)
Barolo’s Shearwater- recorded in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015
Great Shearwaters. Up to 300 Great Shearwaters on some trips. Cory’s Shearwater is an abundant resident.
The Azores Pelagics have thrown up a few surprises including this Zino’s Petrel in 2012. (Harro Muller)
This South Polar Skua was recorded in 2014 (Richard Bonser)
 Sooty Tern breed on Praia islet in some years and have been recorded in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Azores Bullfinch- this endemic species is possible to see in the extended version of the tour
Cetaceans are frequently encountered including rare sightings such as breaching Sowerby’s Beaked Whales (Richard Bonser)
Spotted Dolphins (Vincent Legrand)
Sperm Whales- a frequently encountered resident species
Loggerhead Turtle- recorded on most trips
Blue Shark and Pilot Fish are frequently encountered

 

 

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2014 team
Read More about it: (Birdwatch Article 2014)

 

 

TRIP REPORT 2016 by Josh Jones

For more information or to book a place please email me:  littleoakgroup@btinternet.com

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