NSW Pelagic Statistics for January

Subject: NSW Pelagic Statistics for January
From: (Tony Palliser)
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 19:57:38 +1100
Following on in the footsteps of Phil Hansbro I have put together a January
statistics page, which some of you may find useful should you be
contemplating a pelagic off NSW at this time of year.  Information relating
to other months (for those that have access) can be located at

NSW Pelagic Statistics for The Month of January 
The information for this page represents the results of over 10 years  
of pelagic bird watching trips from either Sydney or Wollongong being  
a compilation of 14 January trips including 1995.  
Flesh-footed Shearwater ...Puffinus carneipes 100% 
Wedge-tailed Shearwater ...Puffinus pacificus 100% 
Short-tailed Shearwater ...Puffinus tenuirostris 100% 
Fluttering Shearwater           ...Puffinus gavia 100% 
Silver Gull                     ...Larus novaehollandiae 100% 
Kelp Gull (Wollongong only)     ...Larus dominicanus 100%  
Crested Tern            ...Sterna bergii 100% 
Arctic Jaeger           ...Stercorarius parasiticus 100% 
Pomarine Jaeger         ...Stercorarius pomarinus 100% 
Long-tailed Jaeger              ...Stercorarius longicaudus 92.8% 
Australasian Pelican            ...Pelecanus conspicillatus 100% 
Great-winged Petrel             ...Pterodroma macroptera 85.7% 
Gould's Petrel          ...Pterodroma leucoptera 64.3% 
Sooty Shearwater                ...Puffinus griseus 50% 
Australian Gannet               ...Morus serrator 85.7% 
Little Penguin          ...Eudyptula minor 42.9% 
Wandering Albatross             ...Diomedea exulans 14.3% 
Shy Albatross           ...Diomedea cauta 21.4% 
Providence Petrel               ...Pterodroma solandri 7.1% 
Black-winged Petrel             ...Perodroma nigripennis 14.3% 
White-necked Petrel             ...Pterodroma cervicalis 42.9% 
Common Diving Petrel    ...Pelecanoides urinatrix 7.1% 
Streaked Shearwater             ...Calonectris leucomelas 14.3% 
Buller's Shearwater             ...Puffinus bulleri 35.7% 
Hutton's Shearwater             ...Puffinus huttoni 28.6% 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel   ...Oceanites oceanicus 28.6% 
White-faced Storm Petrel        ...Pelagodroma marina 42.9% 
Red-tailed Tropicbird   ...Phaethon rubricauda 7.1% 
White-tailed Tropicbird ...Phaethon lepturus 7.1% 
Common Tern             ...Sterna hirundo 14.3% 
White-winged Black Tern ...Chlidonias leucopterus 7.1% 
Sooty Tern              ...Sterna fuscata 21.4% 
Cook's Petrel           ...Pterodroma cooki (1 Record) 
Mottled Petrel          ...Pterordroma inexpectata (1 Record) 
( Records listed as 'Vagrant' may still require RAC submissions and  
should not be quoted without further investigation )

Tony Palliser  

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