Welcome Hawaii to the ABA Region!! Calm, clear seas were in order today for the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds Pelagic. A group of lucky birders got an unexpected surprise. Led by Lance Tanino, many of us helped to spot some great birds.
We thought it was going to be a boring day. Instead, we had 2 Pteredroma species–3 Juan Fernandez Petrels and a Black-winged Petrel. We also ha…d 2 Bulwer’s Petrels, a Newell’s Shearwater, a South Polar Skua, countless Sooty Shearwaters, Sooty Terns, a White-tailed Tropicbird and 3 Brown Boobies!!
I can’t wait to see what else we might find out there on Sunday!