Pelagic birding in Tumbes, Peru

by Gunnar Engblom on March 4, 2009

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Best shots of Pelagic birds from Kolibri Expeditions pioneering Tumbes Pelagic.

This pelagic ran on June 24, 2008 from Punta Sal in Tumbes department and was the first pelagic we arranged in Northern Peru. The result was very satisfying. Indeed it was so satisfying that I immediately re-wrote our North Peru itineraries to also include an optional Tumbes pelagic.

On the trip we documented 2 species previously not photographed in Peruvian waters – Galapagos Petrel and White-faced Storm-Petrel. The later a lifer for me and the former a Peru tick. On March 18, 2009 we shall run the second pelagic. We hope to be able to photograph additional species on this trip, that previously are not documented. See Kolibri Expeditions pelagic web-page for more info.

Above photo: Waved Albatross.

Elliot’s Storm-Petrel

Galapagos Petrel

White-faced Storm-Petrel

Pink-footed Shearwater

Swallow-tailed Gull

Immature Peruvian Booby

Cook’s Petrel

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Dean Eades March 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Nice website

Sheryl Roberts March 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Beautiful photos of beautiful birds! We made a trip in Panama out to see the White Tropicbird. I thought I’d die from the sea sickness, but the bird was so worth it.

Guess I’ll have to add “Pelagic Tour” to my must dos in Peru: )

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