An eBird Checklist posted this morning by Brian Sullivan, Don Roberson and Rita Carratella from Point Pinos on the Monterey Peninsula had the following seabird highlights:
60 PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS
90,000 SOOTY SHEARWATERS
1 BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER
275 BRANDT'S CORMORANTS
4 PELAGIC CORMORANTS
4 PARASITIC JAEGERS
23 COMMON MURRES
3 PIGEON GUILLEMOTS
**1870 SABINE'S GULLS**
300 ELEGANT TERNS
This is an astounding count of Sabine's Gulls in particular. I can only guess that they must not be finding food offshore, and are searching closer to shore.
Shearwater Journeys' first pelagic trip of the fall season is this Friday, July 31.
Leaders: Brian Sullivan, Scott Terrill, Steve Howell, Nick Levendosky, Jennifer Green, Rick Fournier, David Pavlik, Debi Shearwater
If you are in the area, or can make it down to Monterey for this trip, jump on board!!
Email Debi for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the entire checklist including awesome video by Brian Sullivan, click here.
Point Pinos, above, is a wonderful birding spot on the Monterey Peninsula.
The oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West coast is at Point Pinos.
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