Birder's Guide

MAR 2016

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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55 March 2016 | Birder's Guide to Travel Rhinoceros Auklet. SEASONAL: South Polar Skua, Flesh-footed, Buller's, and Short-tailed shearwa - ters, Leach's Storm-petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, Arctic Tern. INFREQUENT: Laysan Albatross, Manx Shearwater, Scripps's and Ancient murrelets. Also marine mammals. Organizer: Westport Seabirds. (360) 268-9141; westportseabirds.com; pmand001@comcast.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Newport, Oregon Destination: Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank Dates: 30 Apr (deepwater); 6, 27 Aug (deepwater); 3, 17 Sep; 1 Oct; 19 Nov Duration: 7–12 hours (see website) Cost: $125–$175; early-sign-up discounts available Target species: SUMMER & 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@oregonpelagictours.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Central and Northern California • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Sausalito, California Destination: Farallon Wildlife Refuge (passing under the Golden Gate Bridge) Dates: 7, 14 Aug Duration: 8–10 hours Cost: $189 Target species: Black-footed and Laysan alba- trosses, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed, Buller's, Sooty, and Manx shearwaters, Wilson's, Fork-tailed, Ashy, and Black storm-petrels, phalaropes, Brown Booby, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, Elegant and Arctic terns, Scripps's Murrelet, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, Tufted Puffn. Great trip for nesting seabirds (100% success rate with Tufted Puffn on Aug. trips) and marine mam - mals. Landing not permitted on the islands. Organizer: Shearwater Journeys, Inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Half Moon Bay, California Destination: 100 fathom line/Continental Shelf, Pioneer Canyon and canyons near Farallon Islands Dates: 6, 13, 19 Aug; 4, 16, 18 Sep; 2, 9 Oct Duration: 8–10 hours Cost: $198

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