Birder's Guide

MAR 2015

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57 March 2015 | Birder's Guide to Travel Dates: 31 Jan; 16–17 Oct; 6 Feb 2016 Duration: 18 hours (fall), 12 hours (winter) Cost: $175 (12 hours), $225 (18 hours) Target species: Fall: Northern Fulmar, Great and Manx shearwaters, Pomarine and Parasitic jae- gers, 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 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • North Carolina • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ports: Hatteras and Wanchese, North Carolina aboard our own boats, Stormy Petrel ii and Skua Destination: Gulf Stream, Continental Shelf and Slope Waters Dates: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 May; 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 26, 27 Jun; 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 Jul; 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 aug; 5, 6 Sep.; tBa Oct. 2014 and Jan.–Feb. 2016; additional dates may be added throughout and private charters are available year-round. Duration: 10–12 hours Cost: Regular trips are $165/person/trip; dis- count for multiple trips paid by check; "Discovery Series" trips and departures from Wanchese are $195/person/trip; see our website for details. Target species: WiNteR: Manx Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, Red Phalarope, Great Skua, little Gull, Dovekie, Razorbill, atlantic Puffn. SPRiNG aND SuMMeR: Black-capped Petrel, Cory's, Great, Manx, and audubon's shearwaters; Wilson's and Band- rumped storm-petrels, Bridled tern. SCaRCe tO RaRe SuMMeR SPeCialtieS: trindade, Fea's, and Bermuda petrels; european Storm-Petrel, Red-billed and White-tailed tropicbirds, Masked Booby. SeaSONal: Sooty Shearwater, leach's Storm-Petrel, Red-necked Phalarope, all three jaegers, Sooty tern. Organizer: Brian Patteson, inc. ta Seabirding, PO Box 772, Hatteras, NC 27943 (252) 986-1363; seabirding.com; seabirding. blogspot.com; brian@patteson.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pacific OcEaN • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alaska • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : Juneau, alaska Destination: Whittier, alaska* via the northern Gulf of alaska Dates: 9–13 aug. Duration: 42 hours Cost: $1,575 Target species: Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Northern Fulmar, Black-footed albatross, Buller's, Sooty, and Pink-footed shearwaters, Rhinoceros and Cassin's auklets, Marbled and ancient murrelets, tufted and Horned puffns, all 3 jaegers. Organizer: Wilderness Birding adventures. (907) 299-3937; wildernessbirding.com; info@wildernessbirding.com *Note that this tour begins and ends in different ports. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Washington • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Westport, Washington Destination: Grays Canyon and Outer Continental Shelf (35-40 miles west of Washington coast) Dates: 25 apr; 16 May; 27 Jun; 11 Jul; 1, 8, 9, 15, 29, 30, aug; 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27, Sep; 3, 10 Oct Duration: 8–10 hours Cost: $145–150 per person Target species: exPeCteD SiGHtiNG: Black-footed albatross, Norther Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Fork- tailed Storm-Petrel, Red-necked and Red phala- ropes, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaegar, Sabines Gull, California Gull, Western Gull, Common Murre, Cassin's auklet, Rhinocerous auklet. OtHeRS DePeNDiNG ON tiMe OF yeaR: Flesh- footed Shearwater, South Polar Skua, Buller's Shearwater, Short-tailed Shearwater, leach's Storm-Petrel, long-tailed Jaeger, arctic tern. iNFRequeNt SiGHtiNGS: laysan albatross, Manx Shearwater, xantus Murrelet, ancient Murrelet. a number of nearshore species and marine mam- mals including whales (check our website). Organizers: Westport Seabirds. (360) 268-9141; westportseabirds.com; pmand001@comcast.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Oregon • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : Newport, Oregon Destination: Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank Dates: 17 May (deepwater); 16 aug (deepwater), 29 aug; 19 Sep; 3 Oct Duration: 8–12 hours (see website) Cost: $140–$175, early sign-up discounts available Target species: SuMMeR aND Fall: Black-footed albatross, Sooty, Pink-footed, Buller's, and Flesh- footed shearwaters, Fork-tailed and leach's storm-petrels, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, arctic tern, phalaropes. WiNteR: laysan albatross, Northern Fulmar, Short-tailed Shearwater, ancient Murrelet. Organizer: Oregon Pelagic tours. (971) 221-2534; oregonpelagictours.com; tim.spanish.guide@gmail.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Central and Northern California • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : Bodega Bay, California Destination: 800 fathom line, Bodega Canyon and Cordell Bank Dates: 18 Sep Duration: 8—10 hours Cost: $218 Target species: Fall: Black-footed and laysan albatrosses, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed, Flesh-footed, Great, Buller's, Sooty, Short-tailed, Black-vented, and Manx shearwaters; Wilson's, Fork-tailed, leach's, ashy, Black and least storm- petrels; Brown Booby, Red-necked and Red phala- ropes, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, arctic tern, Scripps's, Marbled, Guadalupe, Craveri's, and ancient murrelets; Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, tufted Puffns. Organizer: Shearwater Journeys, inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Sausalito, California Destination: Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Wildlife Refuge Dates: 9 aug; 18 Oct Duration: 8—10 hours Cost : $187 Target species: Fall: Black-footed and laysan albatrosses, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed, Great, Buller's, Sooty, Short-tailed, and Manx shearwaters; Wilson's, Fork-tailed, ashy, and Black storm-petrels; Red-necked and Red phalaropes, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gulls, arctic terns, Scripps's Murrelet, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, tufted Puffn. this is the best trip to see local nesting seabirds (including tufted Puffn: 100% success on past aug. trips); also good for whales and pinne- peds. excellent chance for Great White Shark on 18 Oct. landing on islands prohibited. Organizer : Shearwater Journeys, inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, California Destination: Pioneer Canyon, waters off conti- nental shelf in San Mateo and/or San Francisco counties. two trips to Farallon is.

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