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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58 Birder's Guide to Travel | April 2018 as chumming is possible here. Blue and hump- back whales. In partnership with Morro Coast Audubon Society. Organizer: Alvaro's Adventures. (650) 504-7779; alvarosadventures.com; info@alvarosadventures.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: San Pedro, California (22nd Street Landing) Destination: Palos Verdes Escarpment and Redondo Canyon Dates: 28 Apr; 3 Nov Duration: 8 hours Cost: $130 Target species: Brown Booby; Black-vented, Flesh-footed, Manx, Pink-footed, Short-tailed, and Sooty shearwaters; Pomarine & Parasitic jaegers; South Polar Skua; Rhinoceros & Cassin's auklets; Scripps's, Guadalupe, and Craveri's mur- relets; Common Murre; Sabine's Gull; Elegant and Arctic terns; phalaropes; Northern Fulmar; Black and Ashy storm-petrels. Organizer: Catalina Explorer. (949) 500-4755; catalinaexplorer.com; info@catalinaexplorer.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: San Diego, California (Fisherman's Landing) Destination: Offshore deep water, from the extreme SW corner of the ABA Area to Pt. Conception, including Rodriquez Dome, San Juan Seamount, points past the continental shelf, and around the Channel Islands Dates: 3–7 Sep Duration: 5 days Cost: $1395 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 three jaegers, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Common Murre, Guadalupe and Craveri's murrelets; Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets. Organizer: Searcher Natural History Tours. (619) 226-2403; bajawhale.com; searcher@bajawhale.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: San Diego, California Destination: San Diego Co. waters (with brief ex- cursions on some fall trips into Los Angeles Co.) Dates: 20 May; 10 Jun; 19 Aug; 23 Sep; 21 Oct Duration: 10–12 hours Cost: $125–$135 Target species: Spring and 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, Red and Red-necked phalaropes, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers, Northern Fulmar. Late Summer and early Fall: As above (with the exception of Scripps's Murrelet), plus Craveri's Murrelet, Red- billed Tropicbird, Least Storm-Petrel, Townsend's Storm-Petrel and two subspecies of Leach's Storm-Petrel. Organizer: San Diego Pelagics, sponsored by Buena Vista Audubon. For reservations call H & M Sportfishing at (619) 223-1627; sandiegopelagics.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hawaii • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Honokahau Marina) Destination: Tsunami buoy (~30 miles offshore) Dates: 28 Apr Duration: 6–8 hours Cost: $100 Target species: Boobies, tropicbirds, terns, storm-petrels, Newell's Shearwater, Hawaiian, Buller's, Bulwer's, Juan Fernández, Cook's, and Black-winged petrels. Organizer: Alex Wang. (808) 937-7924; axwang@hawaii.edu Pelagic Directory

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