Birder's Guide

MAR 2014

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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71 March 2014 | Birder's Guide to Travel 71 March 2014 | Birder's Guide to Travel St. Augustine, Florida diana@birdingaboard.com Diana Doyle of the mouth, temporary blurred vi- sion, and drowsiness.) It's important to use only a half patch if you weigh less than 150 pounds, or one patch other- wise. An application lasts three days, so is suitable for multi-day feld trips. On any pelagic trip, you'll see as many fesh-colored behind-the-ear stickers as Swarovski logos! Before Boarding You'll enjoy your pelagic outing more if you're not apprehensive. Locate your parking, dock, and charter boat the eve- ning prior, which takes a lot of the stress out of your early-morning departure. Get a good night's sleep and avoid any alcohol. The better you feel the day and night before, the better you'll feel on- " " Nothing on land compares to watching the globe-trotting birds of the open ocean as they ride the air turbulence of waves. Buller's, Pink-footed, and Flesh-footed shearwaters. Photo © Michael L. P. Retter 10-Pelagic Prep.indd 71 3/4/14 1:28 PM

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