Yellow Nosed Albatross
Black Browed Albatross
Northern Giant Petrel
One of my favourite birding experiences are the regular Pelagic boat trips run out from Port MacDonnell.
Arranged by Colin Rogers, a small group of regulars as well as a handful of others attend these regular weekend trips. We go out on The Remarkable skippered by Mark and assisted by his son Jamie.
Most of us drive to Port MacDonnell on the Saturday and stay at the caravan park and have dinner at the
before having an early night. Usually we are up at 5am to get to the wharf. Victoria Hotel
Sleeping in is a term birders are not familiar with!
We often leave shore before sunrise and travel out past the continental shelf to find as many Pelagic species as possible. We return to shore about 3pm to start the 5 to 6 hr journey home.
Using Christidis and Boles 2008 as my working Checklist, Species that I have been lucky enough to see over the last couple of years include:
Sadly I am yet to see the Light Mantled Sooty Albatross – my Pelagic Holy Grail, but - I WILL NEVER SURRENDER!