Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Planning Your 2012 Pelagic Trips

Howdy, Seabirders,
Below, I present some possible combinations of trips to optimize your sea birding experience. Whether you are visiting the central California coast from San Diego, Maine or England, you'll want to see as many species of seabirds as possible. Most trip combinations are planned with a travel or birding day, in between. For instance, birding along Highway 1 from Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg is excellent during fall migration. Passerine migration during the fall season mostly occurs along our coastline. If you are coming a long distance, it only makes sense to book more than one trip. Some combinations are two trips from the same port. In this case, you will not have to change motel rooms. As always, along this very popular coast, it is wise to book motel rooms in advance. See other blog posts for information about motels and possible discounts on rooms through Shearwater Journeys. 

July 28 & 29 Half Moon Bay

August 3 Monterey Bay & August 5 Farallon Islands
August 10 Monterey Bay & August 12 Half Moon Bay
August 17 Monterey Bay & August 22 Bodega Bay
August 22 Bodega Bay & August 24 & 25 Fort Bragg
August 24 & 25 Fort Bragg & August 27 Half Moon Bay

September 7 Monterey Bay & September 8 Albacore 
September 8 Albacore & September 9 Half Moon Bay, or September 10 Half Moon Bay
September 9 & 10 Half Moon Bay & September 11 Monterey Bay
September 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 16 Monterey Bay— Hey, some people do this!
September 21 Bodega Bay & September 22 Half Moon Bay
September 22, 23, 24 Half Moon Bay & September 27 Bodega Bay
September 28 Monterey & October 1 Half Moon Bay
September 30 Farallon Islands- SOLD OUT, wait list only.

September 28 Monterey & October 1 Half Moon Bay
October 6 Monterey Bay & October 7 Half Moon Bay
October 14 Monterey Bay- stand alone
October 26 Bodega Bay & October 28 Half Moon Bay

November 20 & Central Valley Bird Symposium, or Thanksgiving Holiday

Shearwaters forever,
Debi Shearwater

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