BEAT THE HEAT
SAVOR A SALTY SEA BREEZE!
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER flying up the wake of the vessel.
Take a break from the sweltering heat and chill out on a pelagic trip! Shearwater Journeys’ first pelagic trips are coming up very soon. We could not be more excited to get out there with you! Over 65,000 birders and marine enthusiasts have participated on thousands of Shearwater Journeys’ trips over the past 40 years.
Below, please find out full program including our stellar line up of leaders. All of our trips have spaces available.
AUGUST 7: Gerry McChesney, Mary Gustafson, John Garrett, Debi Shearwater
AUGUST 14: Gerry McChesney, Will Brooks, John Garrett, Debi Shearwater
Departs from Sausalito at 7:30 am on the beautiful catamaran, Outer Limits. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge! 100% success rate on finding Tufted Puffins, the target bird for the day. Last year, we also saw the Northern Gannet, Brown and Blue-footed Boobies!
AUGUST 6: Peter Pyle, Mary Gustafson, Will Brooks, Steve Hampton, Debi Shearwater
AUGUST 13: Peter Pyle, Steve Tucker, Jim Holmes, Debi Shearwater
AUGUST 19: Nick Levendosky, Steve Tucker, Christian Schwarz, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 4: Mary Gustafson, Steve Hampton, Russ Bradley, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 16: Steve Tucker, Jim Holmes, Steve Hampton, Abe Borker, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 18: Jim Holmes, Alex Rinkert, Steve Hampton, Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Debi Shearwater
OCTOBER 2: Steve Tucker, Jim Holmes, Steve Hampton, Debi Shearwater
OCTOBER 9: Tim Miller, Nick Levendosky Abe Borker, Tim Miller, Steve Hampton, Debi Shearwater
JULY 29: Nick Levendosky, Will Brooks, Christian Schwarz, Alex Rinkert, Debi Shearwater
AUGUST 26: Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Scott Terrill, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 3: Nick Levendosky, Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 7: Mary Gustafson, Christian Schwarz, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 8: Scott Terrill, Christian Schwarz, Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater (limited spaces available)
SEPTEMBER 9: Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater ** This trip spends time in Santa Cruz County.
SEPTEMBER 10: ALBACORE GROUNDS: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Mary Gustafson, Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Debi Shearwater (4 spaces available)
SEPTEMBER 11: Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 14, Rob Fowler, Debi Shearwater (newly added trip)
SEPTEMBER 15: Nick Levendosky, Jim Holmes, Debi Shearwater (limited spaces available)
SEPTEMBER 23: Nick Levendosky, Christian Schwarz, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 24: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Abe Borker, Dena Spatz, Alex Rinkert, Tim Miller, Debi Shearwater
SEPTEMBER 25: Abe Borker, Nick Levendosky, Tim Miller, Debi Shearwater
OCTOBER 1: Jim Holmes, Nick Levendosky, Christian Schwarz, Alex Rinkert, Debi Shearwater
OCTOBER 2: Alex Rinkert, Tim Miller, Christian Schwarz, Debi Shearwater
OCTOBER 16: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Debi Shearwater
Monterey trips meet at 7 am at Chris’ Fishing on Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey and return about 3 pm. The Albacore trip meets at 5:15 am and returns at 5:30 pm at Chris’ Fishing on Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Half Moon Bay trips meet at 7 am at H dock, Johnson Pier at Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, El Granada and return between 4-6 pm.
Note that additional leaders may be added to trips. Leaders may change without notice. All leaders are volunteers who absolutely love leading trips— that’s one reason why we have so many leaders on board. We will be tracking county lines and following eBird pelagic protocol for checklists.
The latest sea surface temperatures are showing lots of cold and very cold water— and, we know what that means— food!! La Nina conditions are favored to develop as early as August - October.
We’ve been out there in the wild blue through four decades of El Nino’s and La Nina’s— every single year has been different. Let’s see what is in store for this fall season!
Advance reservations are highly recommended. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living the Salt Life,
HUMPBACK WHALE TAIL-SLPPING off Moss Landing, Monterey Bay.
Images, copyright, Beth Hamel. Please ask for permission to use.
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024