From March 4-7, 2010, the San Diego Bird Festival conducted three day-trips to the Nine Mile Bank and just over the border to Mexico's Los Coronados Islands to see the Brown Booby colony.
A total of 5 near-shore albatrosses - Black-footed and Laysan - and a Brown Booby just 2.5 miles off Point Loma - were unexpected.
Matt Sadowski won the "Best Photo Award" for his photo of a Black-footed Albatross framed by the cityscape of downtown San Diego. See Matt's photo and photos by participants and leaders, GPS trip tracks showing the underwater topography, complete species lists, video and full trip report are posted at: http://www.socalbirding.com/tripreports/sdbirdfest467mar2010.html
Grande's virgin 56-hour weekend trip to the San Juan Seamount in search of pterodromas is coming up May 15-17.
Search for Tropicbirds, Shearwaters and Blue, Humpback and Fin Whales in style on Memorial Day weekend aboard the luxury live-aboard Searcher:
W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
Life is short. Seabird often.
In memory of Luke Cole
"Come on out with us to see what's out there."
Southern California Seabirding Trips
by: Buena Vista Audubon Society
Los Coronados Islands & Nine Mile Bank
all the way to the edge of the Continental Shelf