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Cape Town Pelagics: 7 albatrosses in a day!

August 12, 2011

Seven species of Albatross were seen on Sunday 7 August with Cape Town Pelagics!

Adding to last week’s Cape Town Pelagics success, producing 6 albatross species including Wandering and Southern Royal Albatross, we now saw 7 species! Have a look at the list below. Barrie Rose, who was guiding one of three Cape Town Pelagics trips that day, comments:

Seven species of albatross, a white morph Southern Giant Petrel and a Southern Fulmar certainly pushes the day into my top ten local pelagics!”

Southern Giant Petrel, white morf on a Cape Town Pelagics trip © Barrie Rose

Have a look at the full list of species seen and the exciting trip report. These were the seven albatross species:

Wandering Albatross – 1
Southern Royal Albatross – 1
Shy Albatross – 300+
Black-browed Albatross – 500+
Grey-headed Albatross – 1
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross – 5
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross – 2

To join a Cape Town Pelagics trip, or for more information, pease phone Amanda on 083 270 7452.

Cape Town Pelagics is a non-profit organisation: all proceeds fund albatross research and conservation projects such as Birdlife International’s Save the Albatross Fund. So join a pelagic trip with us and help save the albatross!

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