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THE LIST OF SPECIES IDENTIFIED DURING PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS FROM KLEINBAAI AND OTHER INFORMATION

Posted on the 25th November 2019

We publish a confirmed list of species identified during Pelagic Encounter cruises from Kleinbaai with Marine Dynamics with several illustrating images taken by BirdLife Overberg members. Comments from participants in these cruises and the contact details in view of booking a cruise are added, together with a checklist on what to take along.

ATLANTIC YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS/ BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS/ GREY-HEADED ALBATROSS/ INDIAN YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS/ NORTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS/ SALVIN'S ALBATROSS/ SHY ALBATROSS/ SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS/ WANDERING ALBATROSS

Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross - Carin Malan
Black-browed Albatross - Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross - Richard Masson
Wandering Albatross - Charles Naude

 

 

 

 

 

 



SOUTHERN FULMAR

NORTHERN GIANT PETREL/ SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL

FRANKLIN’S GULL/ SABINE’S GULL

LONG-TAILED JAEGER (LONG-TAILED SKUA)/ PARASITIC JAEGER (ARCTIC SKUA)/ POMARINE JAEGER

Long-tailed Jaeger - Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GREAT-WINGED PETREL/ PINTADO PETREL/ SOFT-PLUMAGED PRETREL/ SPECTACLED PETREL/ WHITE-CHINNED PETREL/ ANTARCTIC PETREL/ SALVIN’S PETREL

RED PHALAROPE

ANTARCTIC PRION/ SLENDER-BILLED PRION

CORY’S SHEARWATER/ GREAT SHEARWATER/ LITTLE SHEARWATER/ MANX SHEARWATER/ SOOTY SHEARWATER

Cort's Shearwaters - Riaan Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



POMARINE SKUA (Also named POMARINE JAEGER)/ SOUTH POLAR SKUA/ SUBANTARCTIC SKUA

BLACK-BELLIED STORM PETREL/ EUROPEAN STORM PETREL/ LEACH’S STORM PETREL/ WILSON’S STORM PETREL

Blck-bellied Storm Petrel - Richard Masson
Wilson's Storm Petrel - Richard Masson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



EXPECT TO FIND SOME OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIES CLOSER TO SHORE:

BANK CORMORANT / CAPE CORMORANT/ CROWNED CORMORANT/ WHITE-BREASTED CORMORANT

CAPE GANNET

GREY-HEADED GULL/ HARTLAUB’S GULL/ KELP GULL

AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHER

AFRICAN PENGUIN

ANTARCTIC TERN (During winter months)/ ARCTIC TERN/ CASPIAN TERN/ COMMON TERN/ DAMARA TERN/ LITTLE TERN/ ROSEATE TERN/ SANDWICH TERN/ SWIFT TERN

African Penguins - Richard Masson
Cape Gannet - Richard Masson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



JUST A FEW COMMENTS RECEIVED FROM PARTICIPANTS IN PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS FROM KLEINBAAI WITH MARINE DYNAMICS:
“What an experience the pelagic trip from Kleinbaai was. I was looking forward to this trip and imagined that it would be wonderful, but it exceeded all my expectations in every aspect ... the boat, the crew, the hospitality, the expertise, the companionship of fellow birders and on top of that the actual birding. It was an experience that I can highly recommend and that I would love to repeat.” – Emmie Ackermann

“It was an exceptional birding experience. We were fortunate with great weather and sea conditions. On top of that we were guided by a top team from Marine Dynamics. They were all very experienced and helpful. I scored more lifers on Tuesday than during a full week recently in Northern Kruger!” – Tobie Louw

“The pelagic organised by Anton exceeded my expectations, due, to a large extent the very professional way in which Wilfred, Hennie and the Marine Dynamics crew managed the trip and the individual needs of the passengers. It is so rewarding being amongst people who handle the vessel so competently, while being so enthusiastic when identifying and photographing the various species of marine birds. Their overall commitment to conservation makes them very special group of people and they deserve all the recognition and positive publicity we and BirdLife Overberg can offer.” – Brian Taylor

Shy Albatross - Charles Naude
Great Shearwaters - Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS HERE:

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Contact: Hennie Otto

MOBILE: +27 83 295 5307

E-MAIL: coo@marinedynamicstravel.com

WEBSITE: www.whalewatchsa.com

WHAT TO TAKE ALONG TO ENSURE A PLEASANT PELAGIC OUTING:
A hat or a beanie in winter/ Gloves/ Layered clothing. It can become icy cold on the boat, even in warm weather/ Waterproof jacket and trousers and even water boots, since the high speed at which the boat travels can cause water spray and discomfort/ Motion sickness medication and sunscreen lotion.

Pintado Petrel - Rcichard Masson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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