Birder's Guide

MAR 2015

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56 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2015 ATLANTIC OCEAN • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Maritimes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick Destination: the tide rips of the outer Bay of Fundy Date: daily from 25 Jun – 15 Sep Duration: 4–5 hours Cost: $70 Target species: Wilson's and Leach's storm- petrels; Great, Sooty and Manx shearwaters; Red and Red-necked phalaropes; Common Murre; Atlantic Puffns; jaegers; skuas; Northern Fulmar. Organizer: Whales-n-Sails Adventures. (888) 994-4044; www.whales.ca; info@whales-n-sails.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • New England • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Bar Harbor, Maine Destination: Petit Manan, Great Duck Island, Mount Desert Rock, and waters between these islands Date: 30 May Duration: 4 hours Cost : $85 Target species: Atlantic Puffn, Razorbill, Common Murre, Black Guillemot, Arctic and Roseate terns, Great, Sooty, and Manx shearwaters, Northern Gannet, Wilson's and Leach's storm-petrels, Red-necked Phalarope, Black-legged Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers. Organizer : Acadia Birding Festival. (207) 233-3694; acadiabirdingfestival.com, beckym@acadiabirdingfestival.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Camden, Maine Destination: One or more seabird nesting islands, depending on winds; nearshore and inshore wa- ters via Windjammer sailing Dates: 19–25 July Duration: 6 days, 6 nights Cost: $1,025 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, Veatch Canyons area; Nantucket Shoals in Nov. Dates: 18 Jul; 14 Nov Duration: 16 hours in Jul; 8 hours in Nov Cost: $215 in Jul; $120 in Nov Target species: JuL: 4 or 5 species of shearwater (incl. Audubon's), 3 or 4 species of storm-petrel, skua, phalaropes, jaegers, Bridled Tern, Black-capped Petrel. NOV: alcids, including Dovekies, Northern Fulmar, 3 species of shearwater, gannets, phala- ropes, gulls, (including "Kumlien's"), sea ducks. Organizer: Brookline Bird Club. brooklinebirdclub.org; ida8@verizon.net; (781)-929-8772 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : Hyannis, Massachusetts Destination: Hydrographer, Veatch, Atlantis Canyon area Dates: 22, 23 Aug; 26, 27 Sep Duration: 36 hours Cost: $330 Target species: White-faced plus 3 other species of storm-petrel, 5 species of shearwater, skua, phala- ropes, Long-tailed and Pomarine jaegers, Bridled Tern, Black-capped Petrel, Northern Gannet. Organizer: Brookline Bird Club. brooklinebirdclub.org; ida8@verizon.net; (781)-929-8772 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mid-Atlantic • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : Brooklyn, New York Destination: Hudson Canyon and waters off Long Island Dates: 11 Apr; 31 May–1 Jun; 30–31 Aug; 23–24 Oct; 2 Jan 2016; 13 Feb 2016 Duration: 8 hours (winter), 12 hours (winter), 18 hours overnight (fall), 22 hours overnight (summer) Cost: $130 (8 hours), $220 (18 hours), $250 (22 hours) Target species: SPRING: Wilson's and Leach's storm-petrels, Cory's, Great, Sooty, and Manx shearwaters, all 3 jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked phalaropes. SuMMeR: Wilson's, Leach's, Band-rumped, and White-faced storm-petrels; Cory's, Great, Audubon's, and Manx shearwaters; all 3 jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope. FALL: Northern Fulmar, Cory's, Great and Manx shear- waters, Northern Gannet, Black-legged Kittiwake, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers, Red Phalarope. WINTeR: Northern Gannet, Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffn, Glaucous and "Kumlien's" 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: 3 Jan 2016 Duration: 8 hours Cost: $125 Target species: Northern Gannet, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Glaucous and "Kumlien's" gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake. Organizer: See Life Paulagics. (215) 234-6805; paulagics.com; info@paulagics.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Cape May, New Jersey Destination: Wilmington Canyon and waters off New Jersey and Delaware Dates: 24–25 May; 16–17 Aug; 23 Jan 2016 Duration: 22 hours (spring), 18 hours (summer), 12 hours (winter) Cost : $180 (12 hours), $215 (18 hours) Target species: SPRING: Wilson's and Leach's storm-petrels, Cory's, Great, Sooty, and Manx shearwaters, all 3 jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked phalaropes. SuMMeR: Wilson's, Leach's, Band-rumped, and White-faced storm-petrels; Cory's, Great, Audubon's, and Manx shearwaters; all 3 jaegers; South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope. WINTeR: Northern Gannet, Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffn, Glaucous and "Kumlien's" 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 2015 through February 2016 If you would like to participate in next year's Pelagic Directory, please contact Michael Retter at mretter@aba.org. Trips are for 2015 unless otherwise noted.

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