Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pelagic trips: Brief Highlights

Hello, Birders,

Some brief highlights from our recent trips:

SEPTEMBER 10TH: Shearwater Journeys' albacore trip went to Sur Canyon where we found 60.1 F sea surface temperatures! Highlights were 7 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS and all three species of jaegers, including 35 LONG-TAILED JAEGERS.

SEPTEMBER 11TH: A particularly beautiful day which was great for photography. Overnight, thousands of shearwaters and other seabirds moved into the inner reaches of Monterey Bay, including flocks of feeding SOOTY SHEARWATERS just outside of the harbor and many PARASITIC JAEGERS. Highlights included a MANX SHEARWATER sighted by Brian Sullivan, sitting on the water with a flock of Sooty Shearwaters, including one partial albino Sooty. It was well photographed and seen by all on board. Other highlights included 1 SOUTH POLAR SKUA and all three species of jaegers; 1 WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, 2 FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS and 1225 ASHY STORM-PETRELS, including one partial albino.

Spaces are available on tomorrow's trip departing from Monterey! Spaces are also available on Wednesday's trip departing from Bodega Bay and on Monday, September 19th, departing from Half Moon Bay. The September 16, 17 and 18 Half Moon Bay trips are SOLD OUT.

Spaces are available on all of the pelagic trips for the Monterey Bay Birding Festival, September 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. For reservations, please email me.

Shearwaters forever,
Debi Shearwater
AKA Annie Auklet, in the movie, "The Big Year", opening October 14th.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would like to go one some of these trips, but I am struggling to get an email reply. Any suggetions?