20 May 2011
Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video
By BirdLife Pacific
A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.
Known from just one specimen collected in 1855 on Gau Island, Fiji, the Fiji Petrel was lost for the next 130 years. Since 1984 there have been a handful of reports of “grounded” birds that had crashed onto village roofs on Gau. Until 2009 there had been no confirmed sightings of the seabird at sea. This video shows the voyage that captured the first amazing images of the bird.