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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 12:28   #2
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Specifically, it's worth pointing out that the most cost-effective time to share on this trip is for the boat trip to Raso and Branco. With a trip to the Il de Passaros (Boa Vista) seemingly off the cards in 2017, you need to get out to spend the night on Branco to have a good chance of encountering endemic Cape Verde Storm-petrel (O.jabejabe) and White-faced Storm-petrel on this trip. You overnight on the island with the usual provisions and sleeping bag. Usually the cost is 600 Euros for the boat, which takes you out one day, and collects you the next, including a 2-3 hour stop on Raso. So the more people who make the trip, the cheaper it becomes. It obviously pays to have as many eyes as possible for the boat journey, where in addition to the black-capped petrel seen in Mar 2017, there is the best chance for feas', cape verde shearwater and boyd's shearwater.
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