New bird for Australia POLYNESIAN STORM PETREL

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Subject: New bird for Australia POLYNESIAN STORM PETREL
From: richard baxter <>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 05:25:04 -0700 (PDT)
Hello all,
            The Western Pacific Odyssey 2008, which is a seabirding trip from 
NZ to Japan each year, had 1 POLYNESIAN STORM PETREL in Australian waters north 
of Norfolk Island on the 7 April.  See below for more details.

Richard Baxter 

----- Original Message ----
From: John Brodie-Good <>
Sent: Monday, April 7, 2008 8:55:15 PM
Subject: [Seabird-News:670] Western Pacific Odyssey 2008

Hi all,

Further update from the ship, I will only now post new species for the  
voyage here from now on, a more detailed report can be found on our  

5 April  At sea towards Norfolk Island
Tahiti Petrel 1
White-chinned Petrel  1
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 4
Red-tailed Tropicbird 4
White Tern

6 April    Norfolk Island
Black and Brown Noodies
Sooty Tern
The three land endemics seen again, Norfolk Gerygone, Slender-billed  
White-eye and Norfolk I Parakeet plus other stuff

Bottle-nose Dolphins bow-riding

7 April  At sea towards Noumea
Polynesian Storm-Petrel 1
Found by Bob Flood, seen well by all. This bird was earlier than any  
last year and if accepted will be a first for Australia!
Collared Petrel c5
At least two in Australian waters, the first records were last year.
Gould's Petrel 5
Short-tailed Shearwaters
Masked Booby


John Brodie-Good

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