Thursday, November 27, 2008

Costa Rica's First Black-vented Shearwater

Hi All,

Brian Sullivan obtained amazing photographs of a shearwater on Nov. 17 while off Drakes Bay en route to a diving trip at Isla del Caño that is apparently Costa Rica's first BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER (Puffinus opisthomelas). Photos of this bird can be seen on his website at

You can see addtional examples of Brian's photography at this gallery, but be forwarned that it is slow to upload without a fast connection: Note added by Jim Zook - There is a nice photo of an adult brown morph Red-footed Booby in there, one of the other good birds Brian had on his Caño Island trip (he also had Least Storm-Petrel, Sabine's Gull, and Bridled Tern).

Good Birding and Happy Thanksgiving,



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