Birder's Guide

MAR 2017

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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76 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2017 and Sooty terns; Pomarine Jaeger. RARE SPECIES: Sooty and Manx shearwaters, Red-billed Tropicbird; Brown Booby; Parasitic and Long- tailed jaegers, Brown Noddy. OTHER MARINE LIFE: Risso's, Bottlenosed, and Atlantic spotted dolphins; sperm, short-finned pilot, melon- headed, and beaked whales; whale shark. Organizer: Texas Pelagics. (281) 684-5425; www.texaspelagics.com; garyhodne@gmail.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • PACIFIC OCEAN • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alaska • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Adak, Alaska Destination: Seguam Pass and Little Tanaga Pass Dates: 4–8 Jun Duration: 48–72 hours at sea plus land birding at Adak Cost: $2750 Target species: Short-tailed, Laysan, and Black-footed albatrosses; Whiskered, Parakeet, Least, Whiskered, Crested, and Cassin's auklets; Kittlitz's, Marbled, and Ancient murrelets; Horned and Tufted puffins; Aleutian Tern; Fork-tailed and Leach's storm-petrels; Red-faced Cormorant. Organizer: Zugunruhe Birding Tours. (206) 664-1256; tinyurl.com/zpb3qe6; info@zbirdtours.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Adak, Alaska Destination: Little Tanaga Pass and Adak Pass Dates: 8–11 Jun Duration: 12 hours at sea and land birding at Adak Cost: $1950 Target species: Short-tailed, Laysan, and Black-footed albatrosses; Whiskered, Parakeet, Least, Whiskered, Crested, and Cassin's auklets; Kittlitz's, Marbled, and Ancient murrelets; Horned and Tufted puffins; Aleutian Tern; Fork-tailed and Leach's storm-petrels; Red-faced Cormorant. Organizer: Zugunruhe Birding Tours. (206) 664- 1256; tinyurl.com/jgsjdqe; info@zbirdtours.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Dutch Harbor, Alaska* Destination: St. Matthew and St. Paul islands Dates: 27 Jun–3 Jul Duration: Approximately 96 hours at sea plus land birding on St. Matthew and St. Paul islands Cost: $5975 Target species: Short-tailed, Laysan, and Black-footed albatrosses; Whiskered, Parakeet, Least, Whiskered, and Crested auklets; Kittlitz's, Marbled, and Ancient murrelets; Horned and Tufted puffins; Red-legged Kittiwake; Fork-tailed and Leach's storm-petrels; Red-faced Cormorant; McKay's Bunting (at St. Matthew). Organizer: Zugunruhe Birding Tours. (206) 664- 1256; tinyurl.com/zo5lz5c; info@zbirdtours.com *Tour begins and ends at different ports. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Washington & Oregon • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Westport, Washington Destination: Grays Canyon and Outer Slope (35–40 miles offshore) Dates: 18 Mar; 22 Apr; 20 May; 24 Jun; 8, 22 Jul; 5, 13, 19, 26, 27, Aug; 2, 10, 19, 26, 27, 30 Sep; 7, 14 Oct Duration: 9–10 hours Cost: $145–$150 Target species: EXPECTED: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Red-necked and Red Pelagic Directory Continued from page 74

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