Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Howdy, Seabirders,

The single most stunning seabird of today's Shearwater Journeys' pelagic trip from Bodega Bay was a SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS found by Steve N. G. Howell near the Cordell Bank. This immature (12-16 months old) albatross flew into the wake of our vessel, sat on the water with the Black-footed Albatrosses, and posed for the many photographers on board. It then followed us for nearly an hour. In addition to being one of the rarest albatrosses of the world, it is also one of the rarest of all birds in the world—period!

Many thanks to our wonderful participants, some of whom traveled a long distance to join us. And, many thanks to our leader, Steve Howell, who is a professional tour leader for the bird tour company, Wings, Inc.,

A full report of this most unusual day will follow.

Albatrosses forever,

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