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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58 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2016 Dates: 19 Mar; 9, 23 Jul; 6, 20 Aug; 3, 11, 17, 25 Sep; 1, 9, 15, 23 Oct Duration: 8 hours Cost: $130 Target Species: Black-vented, Buller's, Flesh- footed, Manx, Pink-footed, Short-tailed, & Sooty shearwaters; Black-footed & Laysan albatrosses, Long-tailed, Pomarine, & Parasitic Jaegers; Tufted Puffn; Rhinoceros & Cassin's Auklets; Scripps's, Ancient, & Marbled murrelets; Elegant & Arctic terns; phalaropes; Northern Fulmar; Leach's, Black, Ashy, Least, & Fork-tailed storm-petrels. Organizer: Monterey Seabirds. (831) 375-4658; montereyseabirds.com; mbww@gowhales.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Southern California • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Dana Point, California Destination: Lausen Sea Mount and waters off Orange County Dates: 30 Apr; 16 Jul; 17 Sep Duration: 8 hours Cost: $60 Target species: SPRING: Pink-footed and Sooty Pelagic Directory shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel, Scripps's Murrelet, Brown Booby. SUMMER: Pomarine Jaeger, Scripps's Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Pink- footed, Sooty, and Black-vented shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel. FALL: Pink-footed and Black-vented shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Cassin's Auklet, Pomarine Jaeger. Organizer: Sea & Sage Audubon. (949) 786-3160; tinyurl.com/cv7vrsf; nancykenyon@cox.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: San Diego, California Destination: San Diego Co. waters (with brief periods on some Fall trips in Los Angeles Co.) Dates: 30 Apr; 21 May; 12 Jun; 21 Aug; 25 Sep; 9, 29 Oct Duration: 10–12 hours Cost: $90–$125 Target species: SPRING & SUMMER: Brown Booby, Scripps's Murrelet, Black-vented, Pink- footed, and Sooty shearwaters, Black, Ashy, and Leach's storm-petrels, Sabine's Gull, South Polar Skua, Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets, phala - ropes, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers, Northern Fulmar. FALL: As above plus Craveri's Murrelet, Red-billed Tropicbird, Least Storm-Petrel, 3 sub - species of Leach's Storm-Petrel. Organizer: Buena Vista Audubon. (619) 223-1627. For the 30 Apr and 29 Oct trips, call (619) 534-9249. www.sandiegopelagics.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Fisherman's Landing, San Diego, California Destination: Offshore deep water, from the extreme southwestern corner of the ABA area to Point Conception, including Rodriquez Dome, San Juan Seamount, points past the continental shelf area, and around the Channel Islands Dates: 5–9 Sep Duration: 5 days Cost: $1300 Target species: Black-footed Albatross; Northern Fulmar; Cook's and Hawaiian petrels; Flesh-footed, Buller's, Pink-footed, Sooty, and Black-vented shearwaters; Least, Leach's, Ashy, and Black storm-petrels; Red-billed Tropicbird, phalaropes, South Polar Skua; all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Guadalupe and Craveri's murrelets; Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets. Organizer: Searcher Natural History Tours. (619) 226-2403; bajawhale.com; searcher@bajawhale.com

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