Collared Petrel in Australia

Subject: Collared Petrel in Australia
From: richard baxter <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 17:33:38 -0800 (PST)
Hello all,
            Am away at the moment having just finished cruising the Coral Sea.  The main seabird was Wedge-tailed Shearwater, followed by Tahiti Petrel, with small numbers of Black-winged Petrel.  Two birds of particular interest were a Collared Petrel, 152nm off Gladstone, QLD.  This bird flew past the bow of the boat and I managed to take several photos. If accepted this would be a first for Australia.
The other bird was a possible Beck's Petrel. This small/unusual tahiti type petrel was not much bigger than a Black-winged petrel and was sighted in Australia's Coral Sea Territory just south of Cato Island earlier this week.  Photos were also obtained by myself.
Richard Baxter

Yahoo! FareChase - Search multiple travel sites in one click.
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Collared Petrel in Australia, richard baxter <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU