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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60 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2015 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 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Submarine Canyon, Ascension Canyon, Carmel Canyon, Soquel Hole Dates: 7, 21 Aug; 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 24*, 25*, 26*, 27* Sep; 3, 10 Oct Duration: 8 hours (except 12 hours on 12 Sep.) Cost: $168; book by 1 Jul and get $40 off! Target species: Black-footed, and Laysan alba- trosses, 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, and Black storm-pe- trels; Brown Booby, Red-necked and Red phala- ropes, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Terns, Scripps's, Guadalupe, Craveri's, and Ancient murrelets; Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, Tufted puffn. Excellent opportunities for cetaceans. Trip on 12 Sep targets warm water (Scripps's & Guadalupe murrelets). Organizer: Shearwater Journeys, Inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com *Dates marked with asterisks are operated in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival; www.montereybaybirding.org • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Southern California • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Dana Point, California Destination: Lausen Sea Mount Dates: 2 May; 11 Jul; 13 Sep Duration: 8 hours Cost: $60 Target species: SPRING : Sooty and Pink-footed shearwaters, Cassin's and Rhinocerous auklets, Sabine's Gull, Scripps's Murrelet. SuMMER: Black and Ashy storm-petrels, Scripps's and Craveri's murrelets, Sooty, Pink-footed, and Black-vented shearwaters; Pomarine Jaeger. FALL: Craveri's Murrelet, Sooty, Pink-footed, and Black-vented shearwaters, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers. Organizer: Sea & Sage Audubon. (949) 786-3160; seaandsageaudubon.org; nancykenyon@cox.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port : San Diego, California Destination: San Diego County waters (with brief excursions on some fall trips Pelagic Directory Continued from page 58

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