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. Find our more about NatureFiji-MareqetiViti here: Funding was kindly provided by : CEPF, The British Birdfair, BirdLife International Community Conservation Fund, Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, and the Mohammed bin Zayed Conservation Trust. The video was produced by Amanda Rogers.