Birder's Guide

AUG 2013

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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Pelagic Directory • • •• • • • • • • • • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Port: Half Moon Bay, California. Destination: Ofshore seabirds of San Francisco waters Duration: 8–10 hours Date: 18 Aug. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: Last year we found a Hawaiian Petrel near this date. Shearwaters, Black-footed Albatross, storm petrel focks, alcids. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. www.alvarosadventures.com; 650-504-7779 • • •• • • • • • • • • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Port: Bodega Bay, California Destination: ofshore Bodega Canyon, 800 fathom line, Cordell Bank Duration: 11 hours Dates: 30 Aug., 20 Sep., 18 Oct. 2013 Cost: $198 Target species: Rarities have included Lightmantled, Shy, Short-tailed albatrosses; Greatwinged, Murphy's, Hawaiian (2012), Cook's, Parkinson's petrels; Flesh-footed, Streaked, Wedge-tailed, Manx, Cory's shearwaters; Longbilled Murrelet; Parakeet, Crested auklets. Good chance for up to 6 storm-petrels; South Polar Skua; large numbers of all 3 jaegers; record high counts of Sabine's Gull. Can be excellent for Humpback (45 in a day) and Blue whales, many other marine mammals. Organizer: Shearwater Journeys. (831) 637-8527; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com • • •• • • • • • • • • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Port: Bodega Bay, California Destination: Deep water of Bodega Bay towards Cordell Bank Duration: 10 hours Date: 30 Aug. 2013 Cost: $140 Target species: Historically a rare bird hotspot! Black-footed Albatross, storm-petrel concentrations, migrant Long-tailed and other jaegers, South Polar Skua, Buller's Shearwaters. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. www.alvarosadventures.com; 650-504-7779 • • •• • • • • • • • • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Port: Half Moon Bay, California. Destination: San Mateo County waters Duration: 8–10 hours Date: 1 Sep. 2013 54 Photo © Diana Doyle Cost: $130 Target species: White-chinned Petrel a few years ago, a good area for storm-petrel focks (Ashy, Black, Wilson's, Fork-tailed) and shearwater concentrations (Buller's, Fleshfooted), Scripp's, Guadalupe, and Craveri's murrelets possible. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. www.alvarosadventures.com; 650-504-7779 ••••••••••••••• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••• • ••• • ••• • Port: Half Moon Bay, California. Destination: Half Moon Bay Duration: 8–10 hours Date: 7 Sep. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: We will head out looking for warmer water edges and where the life is! Great time for South Polar Skua, Tufted Pufn, stormpetrels, Buller's and Flesh-footed in with more common shearwaters. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. www.alvarosadventures.com; 650-504-7779 ••••••••••••••• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••• • ••• • ••• • Port: Monterey, California Destination: Ofshore Monterey, albacore Birder's Guide to Travel | August 2013 fshing grounds 20–40 mi. Duration: 12 hours Date: 7 Sep. 2013 Cost: $192, sells out every year. Target species: Same as Monterey trip above (*), but with better chances for Scripps's, Guadalupe, Craveri's Murrelets; high jaeger counts. Rarely tropicbirds. Blue Whale is often seen. Organizer: Shearwater Journeys. (831) 637-8527; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• • •• • •• • • • •• • •• • Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Seavalley, south of Point Pinos Duration: 8 hours Dates: 12, 14 Sep. 2013 Cost: $154 Target species: Same as Monterey trip above (*). Organizer: Shearwater Journeys. (831) 637-8527; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• • •• • •• • • • •• • •• •

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