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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78 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2014 ATLANTIC OCEAN • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Maritime Provinces • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick Destination: Bird and whale feeding areas in the outer Bay of Fundy, Canada Dates: Daily departures 11:30am from 21 June–20 Sep Duration: 4–5 hours Cost: $65.00 (includes fsh chowder lunch, marine biologist) Target species: Great, Sooty, and Manx shear- waters, Northern Fulmar, Wilson's and Leach's storm-petrels, Red and Red-necked phalaropes, Common Murre, Razorbill, Atlantic Puffn, Parasitic and Pomarine jaegers, South Polar and Great skuas, Common Eider, Common and Arctic terns Organizer: Whales-n-Sails Adventures. (888) 994-4044; whales-n-sails.com; info@whales-n-sails.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • New England • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Camden, Maine Destination: One or more seabird nesting islands; nearshore and inshore waters via Windjammer sailing. Dates: 3–9 Aug Duration: 6 days, 6 nights Cost: $990 Target species: Atlantic Puffn, Razorbill, Common Murre, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Manx, Great, and Sooty shearwaters, Red-billed Tropicbird, Arctic and Roseate terns, Black Guillemot, Great Cormorant. Organizer: Freeport Wild Bird Supply. (207) 865-6000; freeportwildbirdsupply.com and The Schooner Lewis R. French. (207) 594-2241; schoonerfrench.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Hyannis, Massachusetts Destination: Hydrographer Canyon and waters off Cape Cod, Massachusetts Dates: 19 July, 15 Nov Duration: 16 hours (July), 8 hours (Nov) Cost: $200 (July), $110 (Nov) Target species: July: to Hydrographer canyon for 4 or 5 species of shearwaters, Leach's, Band- rumped, and Wilson's storm-petrels, 3 jaeger species, 2 phalarope species, Bridled Tern, skuas. Nov: to Nantucket Shoals for alcids, fulmars, shearwaters, gulls, gannets, jaegers, sea ducks, skuas. Organizer: Brookline Bird Club. brooklinebirdclub.org ida8@verizon.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Hyannis, Massachusetts Destination: Hydrographer, Veatch, and Atlantis Canyons and waters off Cape Cod, Massachusetts Dates: 23, 24 Aug Duration: 2 days Cost: $310 Target species: White-faced, Band-rumped, Wilson's, and Leach's storm-petrels, 4 or 5 spe- cies of shearwaters, Red and Red-necked phala- ropes, 3 Species of jaegers, skuas, Bridled Tern Organizer: Brookline Bird Club. brooklinebird- club.org ida8@verizon.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mid-Atlantic • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Freeport, New York Destination: Hudson Canyon and waters off western Long Island Dates: 1 Feb; 16-17 May; 10 Jan 2015 Duration: 18 hours overnight (spring), 12 hours (winter) Cost: $185–$225 Target species: Spring: Wilson's and Leach's Storm-petrels, Cory's, Great, Sooty, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked Phalarope. WINTER: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffn, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black- legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope. Organizer: See Life Paulagics. (215) 234-6805; paulagics.com; info@paulagics.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Belmar, New Jersey Destination: Hudson Shelf Valley and New Jersey waters within 25 miles Dates: 2 Jan 2015 Duration: 8 hours Cost: $125 Target species: Winter: Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Thick-billed Murre, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black- legged Kittiwake. Organizer: See Life Paulagics. (215) 234-6805; paulagics.com; info@paulagics.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Cape May, New Jersey Destination: Wilmington Canyons and waters off New Jersey and Delaware Dates: 19–20 Sep; 24 Jan 2015 Duration: 18 hours (summer), 12 hours (winter) Cost: $180–$220 Target species: Summer: Wilson's, Leach's, Band-rumped, and White-faced storm-petrels; Cory's, Great, Audubon's, and Manx shearwaters; Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed jaegers; South Polar Skua; Arctic Tern; Red-necked Phalarope. Winter: Northern Fulmar; Dovekie; Razorbill; Common Murre; Atlantic Puffn; Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed gulls; Black- legged Kittiwake; Red Phalarope. Organizer: See Life Paulagics. (215) 234-6805; paulagics.com; info@paulagics.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Lewes, Delaware Destination: Baltimore and Wilmington Canyons and waters off Delaware and Maryland Pelagic Directory March 2014 through February 2015 If you would like to participate in next year's Pelagic Directory, please contact Michael Retter at mretter@aba.org. Trips are for 2014 unless otherwise noted. 11-Pelgic Directory.indd 78 3/4/14 1:57 PM

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