Preparing 2013’s Zino’s Petrel Pelagics…

Do you think it is too early? Not really… in order to make our Zino’s Petrel Pelagic trips successful we need to take care of every detail, from the Oceanodroma rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to the chum, without forgetting all the information about safety on board and how the trip is really, so our customers know exactly what they are booking!

And for those who already been on these adventurous but memorable pelagic trips you know how information, safety and redundancy is important on a sea trip like this! We are talking about the North Atlantic Ocean which is not a ride on a lake… Though the 11 meters RHIB propelled by two outboard motors and Catarina, our experienced skipper, with 22 years of sailing (more than half of her life!) make this trip enjoyable and a safe adventure at sea!

Hugo is the Master Chum Officer as once named by Hadoram Shirihai, during the research trips to find Zino’s Petrel Pterodroma madeira at sea. Mentored by Hadoram Shirihai and they are now the most experienced birdwatcher’s able to distinguish Zino’s from Fea’s petrels.

Safety is the first issue to take into account and then the amazing seabirds’ species that one can observe at close range: Zino’s Petrel, Fea’s Petrels, Bulwer’s Petrels, Madeiran Storm Petrels, White-faced Petrels, Cory’s and Manx shearwaters, just to name the ones we get on almost every pelagic…