Here are some pictures of a trip by Richard Porter and myself. During the 10 days, 13th to 22nd October, we spent two days on pelagics venturing up to 6 km west and 17kms north of Point des Almadies and eight days seawatching from Isle de Ngor.
Pelagic highlights included 400 Cape Verde Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, 69 Wilson's Storm-petrels, 1 Madeiran Petrel, 439 Pomarine Skuas (400 in one flock around a trawler) and 29 Catheracta skuas ; of the latter all seen well were South Polar Skuas (see here). We also saw 3 schools totalling about 700 Long-beaked Common Dolphins.
We sea-watched for 65 hours over eight days and counted a total of 11,469 southerly migrating seabirds. These included 3437 Sooty Shearwaters, one White-faced Storm-petrel, 2 Cape Verde Little Shearwaters, one Red-billed Tropicbird, 2500 Pomarine Skuas, 213 Catheracta Skuas (all identified to species were South Polar), 3 Kelp Gulls, 651 Sabine's Gulls, 34 Audouinís Gulls and 2076 Black Terns. We also had a pod of 4 Orcas, including a very large male.
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