Birder's Guide

MAR 2015

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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58 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2015 Dates: 21 Feb; 26 Apr; 12, 26 Jul; 2, 23, 29, 30 Aug; 5, 18, 19, 26, 27 Sept; 10 Oct Duration: 9–10 hours Cost: $130 Target species: Winter: Black-footed Kittiwake, Ancient Murrelet, Short-tailed Shearwater, winter gulls. Spring: breeding-plumaged Sabine's gull, phalaropes, alcids, Black-footed and Laysan alba- trosses. SuMMer And FALL: Sooty, pink-footed, Buller's, and Flesh-footed shearwaters; all 3 jae- gers, South polar Skua, Black-footed and Laysan albatrosses, Ashy, Fork-tailed, Wilson's, and Black storm-petrels. great time for rarities. FArALLOn iSLAnd S: breeding tufted puffn, Cassin's Auklet, whales and pinnipeds. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. (650) 504-7779; alvarosadventures.com; info@alvarosadventures.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Half Moon Bay, California Destination: 100 fathom line/Continental Shelf, pioneer Canyon and canyons near Farallon is. Dates: 19, 25 Jul; 2, 8, 15, 16, 23 Aug; 6, 7, 14, 20, 23*, 28* Sep; 4, 11 Oct; 5 nov Duration: 8–10 hours Cost: $198 Target species: LAte SuMMer And FALL: Black- footed, and Laysan albatrosses, northern Fulmar, Hawaiian, 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; red-necked and red phalaropes, South polar Skua, all 3 jae- gers, Sabine's gull, Arctic tern, Scripps's, Marbled, guadalupe, Craveri's, and Ancient murrelets; Cassin's and rhinoceros auklets, tufted puffn. Whales, dolphins, and pinnipeds. Organizer: Shearwater Journeys, inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com *dates marked with asterisks are operated in conjunc- tion with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival; www. montereybaybirding.org. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Bay, offshore canyons Dates: 21 Mar; 26 Jul; 8, 22 Aug; 12, 19 Sep; 3, 10 Oct; additional dates possible, check website for updates, charters available for minimum of 15 participants Duration: 8 hours Cost: $130 Target species: Black-footed and Laysan alba- trosses, Buller's, pink-footed, Flesh-footed and Short-tailed shearwaters, northern Fulmar (pacifc subspecies), Fork-tailed, Black and Ashy storm- petrels, South polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's gull, Arctic tern, tufted puffn, rhinocerous and Cassin's auklets, Ancient, Marbled, and Scripps's murrelets, plus chances for a myriad of rare spe- cies that are too many to list. Organizer: Monterey Seabirds. (831) 375-4658; www.montereyseabirds.com; birdtrips@montereyseabirds.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Bay Dates: 6, 20 Sep Duration: 8 hours Cost: $130 Target species: great numbers of birds from the frst hour of birding. usually many Sooty and pink-footed shearwaters and all 3 jaegers. Black-vented Shearwater more likely here than farther north. great for good studies of rhinoceros Auklet, Buller's Shearwater, red and red-necked Pelagic Directory Continued on page 60

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