UAE Pelagic Summary



Been a while since I posted, to be honest I have travelled a lot recently, taken a lot of pictures, been working hard and just not had time for the blog. However I find myself with 5 minutes to put together a small blog on a summary of some recent Pelagics I have been on off the East Coast of the .

31st May 2013 Species Included :

  • Flesh-footed Shearwater 4

  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater 5

  • Persian Shearwater 4000 + mostly in two large flocks – amazing sight, one of the largest if not the largest count of this species in UAE waters.

  • Wilson’s Storm Petrel 1

  • Red-necked Phalarope 15

  • Brown Noddy 1

  • Sooty Tern 1 (Immature)

  • 700

  • Little Tern 5

  • 200+

  • 2

  • 2

  • Arctic Skua 1

Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)

Persian Shearwater (Puffinus persicus)

Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

7th June 2013 Species Included :

Numbers were down on this trip, still 1000+ Persian Shearwater, however other species were lacking. The highlight of the trip being a

  • Persian Shearwater 1000 +

  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater 2

  • Bridled Tern 180

  • Long-tailed Skua 1

Wedge-tailed Shearwater(Puffinus pacificus)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater(Puffinus pacificus)

Persian Shearwater(Puffinus persicus)

Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)

Long-tailed Skua ()

Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus)

14th June 2013 Species Included :

This turned out to be a cracking Pelagic especially if you needed to see Jouanin’s Petrel !

Some of the Tuna action was the best I’ve seen !!

  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater 6

  • Flesh-footed Shearwater 1

  • Jouanin’s Petrel 20

  • Wilson’s 22

  • Common Noddy 1

  • Red-necked Phalarope 2

Brown Noddy(Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy(Anous stolidus)

Joaunin’s Petrel ()

Joaunin’s Petrel(Bulweria fallax)

Persian Shearwater(Puffinus persicus)

Persian Shearwater(Puffinus persicus)

Wilson’s Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

Mike Barth

Mike Barth

, a photographer from Manchester England, was based in Dubai in the UAE from 2004 to 2016. He has travelled regularly to Africa and Asia and has had the pleasure of birding in some wonderful locations. A passionate bird photographer he now offers tours for small groups, maximum of 6, photographers and offers photographic tours to several locations such as Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana. Please visit his site at https://www.mikebarthphotography.com for information, there you can also purchase prints in various formats.

Mike Barth

Mike Barth

Mike Barth, a photographer from Manchester England, was based in Dubai in the UAE from 2004 to 2016. He has travelled regularly to Africa and Asia and has had the pleasure of birding in some wonderful locations. A passionate bird photographer he now offers tours for small groups, maximum of 6, photographers and offers photographic tours to several locations such as Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana. Please visit his site at https://www.mikebarthphotography.com for information, there you can also purchase prints in various formats.

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