Black-capped Petrel: Seasonal Occurrence & Photos

*Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata

Status: Accidental in the Gulf of Mexico. Two records for Texas both from Texas Pelagic Trips out of Port O’Connor: 28 May 1994, 26 July 1997.

Range: Found in the Atlantic of the East Coast US as close as southern Florida.

*Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation.    

SEASONAL OCCURRENCE GRAPH OF BLACK-CAPPED PETREL

The graph below shows the number and date of all Black-capped Petrel sightings on all Texas Pelagics from 1992 to 2014:

BCPE Graph


BLACK-CAPPED PETREL – TEXAS PELAGICS SIGHTINGS DISTRIBUTION:

Geographic coordinates are unavailable for the Black-capped Petrel sightings from Texas Pelagics. Both sightings from Texas Pelagics were on trips from Port O’Connor.


View Rare Seabirds Distribution in a larger map

Click on the box in the upper left of the map to view the map legend.

Click on each sighting symbol and the data label will appear showing the time, date and the number of birds seen.

Click on the link on the bottom of the map to view a larger map.

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BLACK-CAPPED PETREL PHOTOS from CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA by Brad McKinney:

20150525-082925-Brad McKinney - BCPE CH2015
Photo 1; Date-Time: 20150525-082925

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Photo 2; Date-Time: 20150525-084258

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Photo 3; Date-Time: 20150525-084258

20150525-084403-Brad McKinney - BCPE6 CH2015
Photo 4; Date-Time: 20150525-084403

20150524-080646-Brad McKinney - BCPE9 CH2015
Photo 5; Date-Time: 20150524-080646

20150524-080647-Brad McKinney - BCPE10 CH2015
Photo 6; Date-Time: 20150524-080647

20150524-082233-Brad McKinney - BCPE11 CH2015
Photo 7; Date-Time: 20150524-082233

20150525-084402-Brad McKinney - BCPE5 CH2015
Photo 8; Date-Time: 20150525-084402

20150524-115917-Brad McKinney - BCPE16 CH2015
Photo 9; Date-Time: 20150524-115917

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