Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Azores Pelagic 2016

Sat 27th Aug to Sat 3rd Sept 

 Monteiro's Petrel (Rafa Armada)- the main target species for WP and World listers. We visit the waters around Graciosa in late August, the cross over period between Monteiro's Petrel (summer breeder) and 'Grant's Petrel' (winter breeder) so we can see both 'band-rumped petrel' species that breed on the Azores. This time of year is also good for other local seabird specialities and vagrant seabirds. 
 Swinhoe's Petrel- has been recorded five times on these trips (one in 2012, two in 2013, one in 2014 and one in 2015)
 Barolo's Shearwater- seen on most trips. Also Wilson's Petrels and Bulwer's Petrels are seen on most trips.
 Sooty Tern, juvenile (Richard Bonser). Graciosa hosts a breeding pair of Sooty Terns. 
 South Polar Skua, 2014 (Richard Bonser) 
 White-tailed Tropicbird, 2013, seen on one of the neighbouring islands
 Zino's Petrel, 2012. (Harro Muller)  One of the few records outside Madeira 
 Fea's Petrel 2013 (Harro Muller). Seen on several trips.
 Spotted Dolphin (Vincent Legrand). The Azores is one of the world's cetacean hot spots. We are likely to see several species. 
 Common Dolphins (Gareth Knass) 
 Sperm Whale
 Sowerby's Beaked Whales (Richard Bonser) 
Blue Shark (Harro Muller). Other marine life encountered included shark species and Loggerhead Turtles

Azores Pelagic 2016
Azores Bullfinch Option
7 Nights (Sao Miguel, Terceira and Graciosa) - £1359pp (including international flights) and £1019pp (without international flights)

Pelagic only
5 nights (Terceira and Graciosa) - £698pp (without international flights)

For more details/to book a place please email 

Only 2-3 spaces remaining for 2016 but can take advanced bookings for 2017.  

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