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Sunshine Coast Pelagic Trips

Several times each year, pelagic birdwatching trips to look for seabirds are organised by local birders. We depart from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast and head east to the continental shelf NE of Moreton Island. Arriving at the shelf, we typically cut the engines and drift for about three hours, looking for seabirds in that transition zone between deep ocean and the coastal waters. Below you will find an information sheet giving details of these trips, which cost $180 per person for the regular trips and $260 per person for the extended 12-hour trips. Note that they are on a non-profit basis (e.g. even the organisers pay for their own tickets – all the money goes to pay the charter company and to buy burley).

Trips for the rest of 2022:

23 Oct (extended 12 hour trip into deeper water beyond the shelf)

13 Nov

Please email Richard Fuller on r.fuller@uq.edu.au if you are interested in coming along on a trip or want to know more.

Tahiti Petrel, November 2019
Masked Booby, October 2019
White-bellied Storm-petrel, April 2022