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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57 March 2016 | Birder's Guide to Travel waters more likely here than farther north. Great for good views and photography, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, Pigeon Guillemot, Buller's Shearwater, Flesh-footed Shearwater (rarely), phalaropes, Sabine's Gull, Black-footed Albatross, and nice potential for fall storm-petrel focks. Lots of marine mammals and general abundance of sea life. Sea otter common! 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: 29 Jul; 26 Aug; 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23*, 24*, 25* Sep; 1, 8 Oct Duration: 8 hours (10 Sep is 12 hours) Cost: $168 Target species: Black-footed and Laysan alba - trosses, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed, Flesh- footed, Buller's, Sooty, Short-tailed (later), Black-vented, and Manx shearwaters, Wilson's, Fork-tailed, Leach's, Ashy, and Black storm-pe - trels, phalaropes, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, Elegant and Arctic terns, Scripps's, Guadalupe, and Ancient murrelets, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, Tufted Puffn. Excellent op - portunities photographers on all fall trips. Lots of marine mammals. Book by 1 July and save $40! Organizer: Shearwater Journeys, Inc. (831) 637-8527; shearwaterjourneys.com; shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com; debi@shearwaterjourneys.com * operated in conjunction with Monterey Bay Birding Festival • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Monterey Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California Destination: Monterey Canyon and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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