Cook’s Petrel Home > Seabirds JP > Petrels & Shearwaters (Japan) > Cook’s Petrel Cook’s Petrel Pterodroma cookii Vagrant. Very rare. A few records in Japan; 1 bird collected Miyagi Pref in Apr 2008, a bird seen off Bonin Is in Aug 2004, Sep 2009, and May 2010. Fig. 1. Pale head contrast with dark around eyes (shown inserted photo) Off Muko-jima. May 2 2010.