Thursday, August 6, 2009


Howdy, Seabirders,

This is a brief report of today's Cook's Petrel chase trip on Monterey Bay today. Highlights on the beautiful, calm day which covered three counties (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo) included: 22 COOK'S PETRELS, sitting in a flock on the ocean, offering our best and closest views yet and pleasing many of the excellent photographers on board; 3 BULLER'S SHEARWATERS; 5 XANTUS' MURRELETS; the first of fall ASHY STORM-PETRELS for Monterey Bay; a "grand slam" on all of the jaegers + SOUTH POLAR SKUA. 

The marine mammal show wasn't too bad either: 1 SEI WHALE, 2 BLUE WHALES, 3 FIN WHALES, 35 HUMPBACK WHALES and a variety of dolphins.

Many thanks to all of the folks who traveled a long distance to join us today, including some who flew in from out of state. It was a very, very satisfying seabirding day on Monterey Bay! A full report will come later. 

Our upcoming trips with spaces available include:

Monterey Bay: August 7, 21, 28, 13: September 9, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26, 27; October 3, 4, 10, 11, 25; November 28.
Bodega Bay: August 12; September 16, 20; October 16.
Fort Bragg: August 16; September 18; October 18.

PLEASE NOTE: The August 14 Fort Bragg and September 13 Monterey trips are SOLD OUT. 

Pterodromas forever!

Debra Shearwater
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024

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