Birder's Guide

MAR 2018

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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54 Birder's Guide to Travel | April 2018 Duration: 16 hours Cost: TBD Target Species: Uncommon to regular species: Cory's, Audubon's, and Great shearwaters; Band- rumped and Leach's storm-petrels (summer); Magnificent Frigatebird; Masked Booby; Bridled and Sooty terns; Pomarine Jaeger. Rare species: Sooty and Manx shearwaters, Red-billed Trop- icbird; 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; texaspelagics.com; garyhodne@gmail.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: South Padre Island, Texas Destination: 50–60 miles offshore to 3,000' depths, Gulf of Mexico. Dates: Sep. Exact dates TBD. Duration: 12 hours, see website for details Cost: TBD Target Species: Uncommon to regular species: Cory's, Audubon's, and Great shearwaters; Band- rumped and Leach's storm-petrels (summer); Magnificent Frigatebird; Masked Booby; Bridled and Sooty terns; Pomarine Jaeger. Rare species: Sooty and Manx shearwaters, Red-billed Trop- icbird; 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; texaspelagics.com; garyhodne@gmail.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • PACIFIC OCEAN • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alaska • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: St. Paul Island, Alaska Destination: St. Matthew Island Dates: 17–22 Jun Duration: Approximately 96 hours at sea plus land birding on St. Matthew Island, optional birding on St. Paul Island Cost: $4975 Target species: Short-tailed, Laysan, and Black- footed albatrosses; Parakeet, Least, and Crested auklets; 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/zpb3qe6; info@zbirdtours.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Adak, Alaska Destination: Seguam Pass and Little Tanaga Pass Dates: 3–7 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; Kit- tlitz'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: Juneau, Alaska Destination: Whittier, Alaska via N Gulf of Alaska Dates: 16–20 Sep Duration: 5 days, including 42 hours at sea Cost: $1850 Target species: Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel; Northern Fulmar; Black-footed and Laysan albatrosses; Buller's, Sooty, Short-tailed, and Pink-footed shearwaters; Rhinocerous and Cassin's auklets; Marbled and Ancient murrelets; Tufted and Horned puffins; Sabine's Gull; all three jaegers. Organizer: Wilderness Birding Adventures. (907) 299-3937; wildernessbirding.com; info@wildernessbirding.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Washington & Oregon • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Westport, Washington Destination: Grays or Willapa canyons (35–40 miles offshore) Dates: 17 Mar; 21 Apr.; 5, 19 May; 16 Jun; 14, 25 Jul; 4, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Aug; 4, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Sep; 6, 13 Oct Duration: 9–10 hours Cost: $150 Target species: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Fork-tailed Storm- Petrel, phalaropes, Pomarine and Parasitic jae- gers, Sabine's Gull, Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet. Seasonal: Flesh-footed Shearwater, South Polar Skua, Buller's and Short-tailed shearwa- ters, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, Arctic Tern. Occasional: Laysan Albatross, Manx Shearwater, Scripps's and Ancient murrelets. Also marine mammals, including whales. Organizer: Westport Seabirds. (360) 268-9141; westportseabirds.com; pmand001@comcast.net • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Newport, Oregon Destination: Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank Pelagic Directory Continued from page 52

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