Winter Pelagic Trip off Valparaiso, Chile - July 7th 2018

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We saw a lot of albatrosses and other seabirds; we were surprised to find a Masatierra Petrel which is rare in winter on the Central Chilean waters. The population of this scarce Petrel is estimated at only 5,554 individuals, breeding on Juan Fernández and Desventuradas islands.

Species Lists

Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis) 2
Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) 2
Salvin's Albatross (Thalassarche salvini) 150
Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) 40
Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora) 3
Southern Giant-Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) 2
Northern Giant-Petrel (Macronectes halli) 1
Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides) 1
Cape Petrel (Daption capense) 20
Masatierra Petrel (Pterodroma defilippiana) 1
White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) 200
Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica) 1
Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) 50
Peruvian Diving-Petrel (Pelecanoides garnotii) 200
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) 40
Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata) 30
Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) 6
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) 2
Guanay Cormorant (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii) 10
Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) 60