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Grey-backed Storm Petrel, a rarity in South Africa

March 10, 2010

The weekly scheduled Cape Town Pelagics trips are the only non-profit ones from Cape Town (we donate all proceeds to seabird research and conservation, and we offer a booking portal for trips from other operators). These seabirding trips offer the opportunity to see more than 25 coastal and migratory oceanic species. Add to this some exceptional rarities, for example the one recently spotted by Cape Town Pelagics guide Rob Leslie: Grey-backed Storm Petrel, the second record for South Africa!

Have a look at the other rarities we’ve seen, such as Flesh-footed Shearwater in February, or browse through our trip highlights and trip reports.

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Grey-backed Storm Petrel photographed on a Cape Town Pelagics trip © Rob Leslie. Only the second record in southern Africa! Read the full trip report here.

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