A good resource for pelagic birds is the Helm Field Guide - Albatrosses,
Petrels and Shearwaters of the World by Onley and Scofield. A website
worth checking out is Ocean Wanders (
http://www.oceanwanderers.com/Seabird.Home.html), which also has a lot of
information. Congrats on seeing Barau's Petrel, and hope these help!
On 13 February 2013 11:02, Peter Diegutis <> wrote:
> Good Morning
> Pelagic birding is a humbling experience but I am grateful for it. I was
> present on Saturday when the Barau's Petrel was seen off Sydney. And, based
> on the experts around me I am happy to tick it off! However, there's a
> problem - it's not in my Australian guidebook (Pizzey 2003). I did add it
> to my IOC-based spread-list but that doesn't solve my problem. I'd
> appreciate any advice on resources, either online or old fashioned
> hardcopy, that could help with pelagic birding. Further, I'd appreciate it
> if someone could point me to the definitive list of Australian sightings. I
> have links to Tony Palliser's page - is that what I'm looking for?
> I apologise if this has been done to death in previous posts. I am happy
> to receive responses offline.
> Have a nice day.
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