Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Watching albatrosses and petrels in Australia’s and New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic

Dani López-Velasco has published on-line a report of a Birdquest tour to Australian and New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands last austral summer in which 48 species of procellariiform seabirds were seen (click here).

Over 18 days aboard the Spirit of Enderby visits were made to the Snares, the Auckland Islands, Macquarie Island, Campbell Island, the Antipodes Islands, the Bounty Islands and the Chatham Islands.  The detailed report contains accounts and photographs of 12 species of ACAP-listed and five species of ACAP-listed petrels: over half the total number of ACAP listed species.

Southern Royal Albatross, photograph by Aleks Terauds

Reference:

López-Velasco, D.  2014.  BirdQuest Tour Report.  The Subantarctic islands of New Zealand & Australia 14 November – 2 December 2013.  BirdQuest.  47 pp.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 04 August 2014

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