I would almost have to dispute you over this point of a world record.
Using the existing taxonomy of the time, a pelagic trip from Portland in
July 1992 got 8 species being Royal and Wandering, Shy, Black-browed,
Yellow-nosed, Bullers, Grey -Headed and Light-mantled Sooty. I remember
it well as I was booked to go the weekend before but due to weather, it
was called off. I went to Portland anyway to see the White Wagtail at
the meatworks, not thinking that the trip would be on the next week. I
saw the wagtail and a few seabirds off Cape Nelson and came home. Mike
Carter rang me the next night, but having already been and with no more
cash I said no. More fool me. I still haven't seen 4 of them.
Tony Palliser wrote:
> Nine albatross species (using Christidis and Boles taxonomy) on one trip
> would have to be a world record! Congratulations for such a brilliant trip
> - most impressive. Chris Corben once saw all 9 in two days off Tasmania
> many years ago and last year off Wollongong we had 8 within a week but 9 in
> is a record for a one day pelagic and adding Grey Petrel to the list
> certainly makes for a great day out.
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