I was offshore Sunday and Monday doing some incidental birding and had good numbers of shearwaters. In the area of the Bacardi Wreck on Sunday there were huge rafts of Great Shearwaters on the water and many flying about. Conservatively I would estimate there were close to 1000+ birds in the area. There were also some Cory's mixed in. Interestingly enough I saw hardly any storm petrels or much other life.
On Monday in the area of the Coimbra Wreck I had at least half a dozen Leach's Storm Petrels before/as the sun was rising. There were huge numbers of Wilson's Storm Petrels (conservatively 100+), Great Shearwaters (nowhere near the number by the Bacardi though), and some Cory's Shearwaters mixed in. Other marine life included dozens of pilot whales, hundreds of porpoise in the area, a few sea turtles, ocean sunfish, and of course Bluefin Tuna! Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --