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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81 March 2014 | Birder's Guide to Travel Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, Tufted Puffn. See our website and blog for more than 200 trip reports dating back 13 years. We have offered trips from Half Moon Bay since 1991. Organizer: Shearwater Journeys, Inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com * Dates marked with asterisks are trips run in conjunction with the Monterey Birding Festival: www.montereybaybirding.org • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Marine Sanctuary Dates: 19* Jan; 27* Apr; 3, 18 May; 24 Aug; 7*, 21, 28 Sep; 11 Oct.; 9* Nov Duration: 4* or 8 hours Cost: $65* or $130 Target species: Winter: Harlequin Duck, Short-tailed Shearwater. Spring: Laysan and Short-tailed albatrosses, Murphy's Petrel. Summer: Cook's Petrel, Manx Shearwater. Fall: 6 species of storm-petrel, all three jaegers, 10 species of shearwater, Black- legged Kittiwake, Tufted Puffn, Scripps's Murrelet. Organizer: Monterey Seabirds. (831) 375-4658. www.montereyseabirds.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Submarine Canyon, Ascension Canyon, Carmel Canyon, Soquel Hole Dates: 1, 8, 15, 22 Aug; 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24*, 25*, 26*, 27*, Sep; 4, 11, 18 Oct Duration: 8 hours (13 Sep is 12 hours targeting warm water species) Cost: $164 Target species: Late Summer/Fall: Black-footed, Short-tailed and Laysan albatrosses, Northern Fulmar, Hawaiian, Great-winged, Bulwer's and Cook's petrels, Streaked, Pink-footed, Flesh-footed, Great, Wedge-tailed, Buller's, Sooty, Short-tailed, Black-vented and Manx shearwaters, Wilson's, Fork-tailed, Leach's, Ashy, Black and Least storm-petrels, Red-billed and 11-Pelgic Directory.indd 81 3/4/14 1:58 PM

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