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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82 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2014 Red-tailed tropicbirds, Brown Pelican, Brown Booby, Brandt's and Pelagic cormorants, Magnifcent and Great frigatebirds, Red-necked and Red phalaropes, South Polar Skua, all three jaegers, Bonaparte's, Heermann's, California, Herring, Thayer's, Western, Glaucous-winged, and Sabine's gulls, Elegant, Common, and Arctic terns, Common and Thick-billed murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Scripps's, Guadalupe, Craveri's, and Ancient murrelets, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auk- lets, Horned and Tufted puffn. All of these spe- cies have been found on our trips. See website and blog for more than 200 past trip reports dating back for 13 years. We have offered trips from Monterey since 1976. 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 Bay Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets. Fall: Long-tailed Jaeger. Organizer: Sea & Sage Audubon seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/Trips/ Pelagic/PelagicTrips.html; nancykenyon@cox.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: San Diego, California Destination: 9-mile and 30-mile Banks Dates: 27 Apr; 17 May; 7 June; 21 Sep; 4 Oct; 1 Nov Duration: 8–12 hours Cost: $60–$80 Target species: Pink-footed and Black-vented shearwaters, Brown Booby, Red Phalarope, Rhinoceros and Cassin's auklets, Sabine's Gull, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers. Spring and early summer: Black-footed Albatross. Late spring through fall: Red-billed Tropicbird. Late summer and fall: Leach's, Ashy, Black and Least storm-petrels, Craveri's Murrelet. Fall: Buller's and Short-tailed shearwaters, South Polar Skua, Long-tailed Jaeger, Arctic Tern. Late winter through early summer: Scripps's Murrelet Dates: 19 Aug; 5, 13 Sep Duration: 8 hours Cost: $130 Target species: Great numbers of birds from the frst hour of birding, many Sooty, Pink-footed shearwaters, Common Murres, and all three jae- gers. Great for good studies of birds, Rhinoceros Auklets, Buller's Shearwaters, Red and Red- necked phalaropes, Black-footed Albatross and nice potential for fall storm-petrel focks, numbers of whales, and general abundance of sea life. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. (650) 504-7779; alvarosadventures.com; info@alvarosadventures.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Southern California • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Dana Point, California Destination: Fourteen Mile Bank Dates: 3 May; 12 July; 20 Sep Duration: 8 hours Cost: $60 Target species: Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed, and Black-vented shearwaters, Red Phalarope, Pelagic Directory 11-Pelgic Directory.indd 82 3/4/14 2:45 PM

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