21 JULY 1998. ECUADOR (GALAPAGOS), PERU, CHILE:SEABIRDS "Here are some notes on threatened and near-threatened seabirds species defined by Collar et al. (Birds to watch 2 : the world list of threatened birds. Cambridge, U.K. : Birdlife International, 1994) observed during a 18-months long birdwatching trip around South America.

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus : A dozen at Bartolome, Galapagos Islands, 01.07.1996. Waved Albatross Diomedea irrorata : hundreds nesting on Española, Galapagos Islands, 28.06.1996. Dark-rumped Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia : 10 around Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, 06.07.1996. Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus : 2 from Salinas, Guayas, 16.05.1997. White-vented Storm-Petrel Oceanites gracilis : A dozen near Rabida, Galapagos Islands, 30.06.1996. Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tethys : A few individuals near Floreana, Galapagos Islands, 29.06.96. Lava Gull Larus fuliginosus : A few individuals daily, Galapagos Islands, 26.06-10.07.1996.

Peru Humboldt Penguin : Spheniscus humboldti : a dozen, Ballestas Islands, Ica, 26.09.1997. Junin Grebe Podiceps taczanowski : 4-5 very far away, from the west coast of lake Junin, 4 km north of Ondores, Junin, 22.09.1997. Peruvian Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides garnotii : 1 from a touristical boat in Ballestas Islands, Ica, 26.09.1997. Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi : uncommon between Pacasmayo and Ballestas Islands.

Chile Humboldt Penguin : Spheniscus humboldti : common, Viña del mar, Valparaiso, 23.11.1997. Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus : a few dozen from a ferry between Puerto Montt and Chacabuco, Aysen, 10.12.1997." --Yan Ottesen yanottesen@hotmail.com VIA seabird@uct.ac.za.

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