How many pelagic birders does it take to...?
Sounds like a joke, doesn't it?
The answer is 1120--that's one-thousand one-hundred and twenty. Pelagic birders. On one boat!
That's about 5 years worth of birders on all our ocean birding trips combined!
This trip out of South Africa packed most of a cruise ship for this tour.
Trip report is here: http://naturenerdonthego.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/birdlife-flock-at-sea-2013-pelagic-sea-birds-at-their-best/
More about the event with photos that just flabbergast me: http://justjohnimages.blogspot.com/2013/03/flock-at-sea-2013.html
I thought that Lands End at Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico was one of the most distinctive coastal harbors on the planet. But the photos of Cape Town, South Africa (above) rival it.