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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Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Submarine Canyon Duration: 8 hours Dates: 12, 13, 14, 15 Sep. 2013 Cost: $150 Target species: Same as Monterey trip above (*). Organizer: Shearwater Journeys. (831) 637-8527; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.com; www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com • • • •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••••••••••••••• Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Bay Duration: 8 hours Date: 24 Aug. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: Cook's Petrel, South Polar Skua, Ashy Storm-petrel Organizer: Monterey Seabirds. http://www.montereyseabirds.com/ • • • •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••••••••••••••• Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Bay Duration: 8 hours Dates: 8, 22 Sep. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: Ashy, Black, Wilson's storm-petrels, Buller's Shearwater Organizer: Monterey Seabirds. http://www.montereyseabirds.com/ Cost: $1150 Target species: Cook's, Murphy's, Bulwer's, Hawaiian petrels; Red-billed Tropicbird; Craveri's, Scripps's, Guadalupe murrelets; Least, Ashy storm-petrels; Black-footed, Laysan albatrosses. Organizer: Searcher Natural History Tours. www.bajawhale.com; (619) 226-2403. bay this year. Scripps's Murrelet if water is warm, jaegers, alcids, South Polar Skua. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. www.alvarosadventures.com; 650-504-7779 ••••••••••••••• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••• • ••• • ••• Port: Monterey, Calfornia Destination: Monterey Bay Duration: 8 hours Dates: 29 Sep.; 6, 12 Oct. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: Scripps's Murrelet; South Polar Skua; Streaked, Buller's, Black-vented, Short-tailed shearwaters. Organizer: Monterey Seabirds. http://www.montereyseabirds.com/ •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• • •• • •• • • • •• • •• • ••••••••••••••• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••• • ••• • ••• • Southern California ••••••••••••••• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••• • ••• • ••• • Port: San Diego, California. Destination: 9-mile bank, Channel Is., Pt. Conception, Arguello Canyon, Rodriquez Dome, San Juan Seamount, and more Duration: 5 days Dates: 2–6 Sep. 2013 Port: Santa Barbara, California Destination: Channel Islands, Santa Lucia Escarpment, nearby banks and deepwater canyons Duration: 12 hours Date: 21 Sep. 2013 Cost: $195 Organizer: The Condor Express. http://condorexpress.com; (805) 882-0088. Target species: Cook's Petrel; Red-billed Tropicbird; Craveri's, Scripps's, Guadalupe murrelets; Least, Ashy, Black storm-petrels; Black-footed Albatross; Buller's, Pink-footed, Flesh-footed shearwaters; South Polar Skua; Sabine's Gull; Long-tailed Jaeger. •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• • •• • •• • • • •• • •• • • • • •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••••••••••••••• Port: Half Moon Bay, California Destination: Half Moon Bay Duration: 8–10 hours Date: 14 Sep. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: Warmer water edges for South Polar Skua, Tufted Pufn, storm-petrels, Buller's and Flesh-footed in with more common shearwaters. Can be combined with next day's Monterey trip. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. www.alvarosadventures.com; 650-504-7779 • • • •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••••••••••••••• Port: Monterey, California. Destination: Monterey Bay Duration: 8 hours Date: 15 Sep. 2013 Cost: $130 Target species: We will head out looking for Black-footed Albatross, concentrations of shearwaters and storm petrels if present in the August 2013 | Birder's Guide to Travel 55

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