During systematic sea watching in the period 20-27 July 2005 at Ponta do Sol, Santo Antão, Cape Verde Islands, a total of 6653 Cape Verde Shearwaters Calonectris edwardsii were counted. Largest numbers were counted 2-2.5 hours before sunset. Main flight direction was east. Numbers of Cape Verde Shearwaters were low 1-1.5 hours after sunrise, with the main flight direction being west.