Stewart Island Trip

January 11, 2011

A Short trip to Stewart Island


 

We had a Japanese customer who was  keen to see Mottled Petrel. That was his last bird to fill the list of the sea bird recorded in Japan. 

But like  most Japanese do, he had limited time, so we took short trip to Stewart Island in January.

We chartered a boat for 2 days, the weather was really too good for  pelagics, but we managed see the Mottled Petrel several times. We also had really good view of other pelagic birds, such as Albatrosses, Prions, Shearwaters. 

 

日本からのお客様を連れて、ニュージーランド南島のさらに南に位置するスチュワート島に行ってきました。目的はマダラシロハラミズナギドリ。ボートを2日間チャーターして外洋の探鳥です。

海鳥を見るには良すぎる天気で、鳥の出現はやや少なかったものの、シロアホウドリをはじめ多くのアホウドリ類やオオフルマカモメ、ヒメクジラドリ、モグリウミツバメ、キンメペンギンなど見ることができました。

 

Locations visited

Stewart Island

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Sicklebill Safaris on March 22, 2011 about Stewart Island Trip

Hi Tom, I only got obscure shot. Client managed to take some. He may upload them after he back to normal life, he's in Sendai...

Tom T. on March 22, 2011 about Stewart Island Trip

Hi Jun, any pics of the Mottled Petrel? Tom

Simon Mustoe on February 22, 2011 about Stewart Island Trip

Great birds eh? Well done!

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