Date Added: May 30, 2006
Posted by: Paul Watson
Location: Coopers Point Nature Reserve
Directions: Coopers Point seawatch site, (is one of 2 easterly headlands)Coopers Point is the eastern edge of the Nature reserve, and is a bottleneck for pelagic birds in SE or E winds as they are pushed into the S shore of the island whilst migrating N.
Access is currently restricted as the Nature reserve is still being proposed, and worked on. Acess can be obtained via local birders.
Sightings: Juvenile South Polar Skua, seen from seawatch site.
Shearwaters passing at the rate of approximately 100 per hour, 4 sp noted, Manx, Greater, Sooty, and Corys.
Small numbers of Arctic tern.
Long tailed Jaeger (Adult)
Leach's storm petrel.
Black bellied plover and 1 whimbrel.