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Day 25 - Pelagic Trip
An early morning today as we depart on a 7am pelagic trip to the near offshore waters. This area has an impressive pelagic list, and its rare for less than 20 or 30 species to be sighted. Generally in November the following species are considered definite - 100% average sightings, or probable - above 75%. Wandering and Black-browed Albatross, Great-winged Petrel & Providence Petrels, Flesh-footed, Wedge-tailed, Short-tailed, Hutton's & Fluttering Shearwaters, Australian Pelican, Arctic & Pomarine Jaegers, Australian Gannet, Silver Gull, Crested tern, Kelp Gull, and Wilson's and White-faced Storm-petrels. In all 75 species have been recorded on these trips off Wollongong. Dolphins may also be seen, but as we are right on the cusp of the Humpback season these have mostly passed by heading south, although they are still possible. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner, recounting the wonderful weeks that have passed by so quickly, and some of our favorite life birds, mammals or reptiles that we encountered.         (B,L,D)

Day 26 - Sydney / Los Angeles / Home City
We return to Sydney Airport this morning for our mid-morning flight back to the US this morning. Due to the International Date Line we arrive in Los Angeles about 7am this same day, in plenty of time to make our connections to our home cities. Some of us will continue on to Tasmania for our 5 day extension, or perhaps other parts of Australia.         (B, meals in flight)



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Thanks to guide Jonathon Munro for many of the photos used here, including the superb shot of the tree kangaroo, and most of the North Queensland ones; client Phil Aldred for the photo of Bruiser the koala; other friends and collegues for their; and the Northern Territory & Tasmanian Tourist Commissions and their photographer contributors for their respective images.