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Grey-backed Storm petrel, Kaikoura Supermarket

From Ailsa Howard on Facebook: “Here is a very unusual visitor. As part of the Hutton’s Flysafe week crashlanded birds are being brought into the “Hub” by the Kaikoura Community and researches alike. On Sat morning Ted went out to pick up a bird had been phoned in from the local supermarket, and realised […]

Grey-headed Albatross off Kaikoura

Albatross Encounter have reported seeing another Grey-headed Albatross off Kaikoura on Sunday 13th March. This is only the second one they’ve recorded in 17 years of their operations there.


Hi all -got out 20 miles today. Highlight was a long tailed skua

10 Royal Albatross

8 Wandering Albatross

12 NZ White Capped Albatross

5 Buller’s Albatross

9 Giant Northern Petrels

12 Westland Petrels

15 White-chinned Petrels

3 grey-faced petrels

200 Snares Cape Petrels

5 Common Diving Petrels

Fairy Prions

3 Grey-backed storm petrels

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Great Shearwater off Kaikoura Reported by Peter Langlands Have talked to Gary Melville- reckons a great shearwater was seen today at Kaikoura. Id confirmed by Paul Scofield- well done Albatross Encounter !! Kind regards Peter