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    SAN DIEGO PELAGIC BIRDING SCHEDULE 2013 BUENA VISTA AUDUBON SOCIETY & GRANDE SPORTFISHING Note: all trips listed below are aboard the sportfishing vessel
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      SAN DIEGO PELAGIC BIRDING SCHEDULE 2013
      BUENA VISTA AUDUBON SOCIETY & GRANDE SPORTFISHING

      Note: all trips listed below are aboard the sportfishing vessel GRANDE at
      Point Loma Sportfishing. All prices are for bookings made 5 days or more
      ahead of sailing date. Late signups will be higher.

      Check the website www.socalbirding.com for further information and for
      early‐bird savings.

      Reservations are made through Point Loma Sportfishing: telephone (619)
      223‐1627



      April 13, 2013 (Sat. – 6 hr.) Coastal San Diego Co. Cost $45.
      A great beginner’s trip with a mix of early spring migrants and lingering
      winter birds. Peak season for newly split Scripps's Murrelet. Good for
      regular‐occurring shearwaters, jaegers, and alcids.

      May 4, 2013 (Sat. – 12 hr.) 9‐Mile & 30‐Mile Banks majority San
      Diego Co., may briefly bird in L.A. Co. waters. Cost $55.
      Near peak of spring migration. Good chances for Black‐footed
      Albatross and Ashy Storm‐Petrel, possibly Red‐billed Tropicbird
      and South Polar Skua. Likely are Scripps's Murrelet, Cassin's and
      Rhinoceros Auklets, variety of regular‐occurring shearwaters,
      storm-petrels, phalaropes, and jaegers.

      May 18‐19‐20, 2013 (Sat., Sun., return 6 AM Mon. – 48 hr.)
      9‐Mile & 30‐Mile Banks, San Clemente Basin, Butterfly and/or
      Bell Banks, shelf edge well sw. of San Diego in ABA Area waters. Some
      birding in San Diego Co., most in L.A. Co. Cost $225.
      Good chances for Cook's Petrel, Laysan Albatross, Red‐billed
      Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, Ashy Storm‐Petrel. Likely are
      Black‐footed Albatross, Leach's and Black Storm‐Petrels,
      Sabine's Gull, Scripps's Murrelet, regular‐occurring shearwaters,
      phalaropes, jaegers, alcids.

      June 16, 2013 (Sun. – 12 hr.) A rare "in fishing season" trip offshore in
      San Diego waters. San Diego Co. and some L.A. Co. Cost $55.
      Possibles include Black‐footed Albatross, Red‐billed
      Tropicbird, and Ashy Storm‐Petrel. Likely are a variety of
      shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel, and perhaps “late‐season” Scripps's
      Murrelet.

      August 12‐13‐14, 2013 (Mon., Tue., return 3 PM Wed. – 56 hr.)
      Most in L.A. Co., but some in San Diego Co., possibly some Ventura Co. To
      9‐Mile and 30‐Mile Banks and out to shelf edge well southwest
      of San Diego in ABA Area waters. Cost $350.
      Best trip off California for Guadalupe Murrelet. Fair chance for Cook's
      Petrel. Excellent chances for Black‐footed Albatross, Red-billed
      Tropicbird, multiple storm‐petrels including “dark‐rumped”
      Leach's, Black, possibly Least; Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Long-tailed
      Jaeger. Other possibilities include Black‐vented Shearwater, Ashy
      Storm‐Petrel, South Polar Skua. Several regular‐occurring
      shearwaters, phalaropes, jaegers. Slight chance Craveri's Murrelet, Brown
      Booby. Also excellent for whales.

      October 5, 2013 (Sat. – 12 hr.) 9‐Mile and 30‐Mile Banks, most
      in San Diego Co., small amount in L.A. Co. Cost $60.
      Good trip for storm‐petrels‐‐with likely Black and
      possibly Least, Leach's, and Ashy‐‐and Black‐vented
      Shearwater, Sabine's Gull; variety of fall‐migrant seabirds and
      regular‐occurring shearwaters, phalaropes, jaegers. Fair chance for
      Red‐billed Tropicbird, Flesh-footed & Buller's Shearwaters, Arctic
      Tern, South Polar Skua; slight chance Craveri's Murrelet.

      October 12‐13‐14, 2013 (Sat., Sun, return 6 AM Mon. – 48 hr.)
      Some San Diego Co. and most in L.A. Co., maybe briefly in Ventura Co. Cost
      $230.
      Good trip for Guadalupe Murrelet, Red‐billed Tropicbird,
      storm‐petrels‐‐with likely Black and Leach's and possibly
      Least and Ashy‐‐and Black‐vented Shearwater, Sabine's
      Gull; variety of fall‐migrant seabirds. Fair chance for
      Black‐footed Albatross, Flesh‐footed & Buller's Shearwaters,
      Northern Fulmar, Arctic Tern, South Polar Skua, Long‐tailed Jaeger;
      slight chance Craveri's Murrelet. Also excellent for whales.

      November 9, 2013 (Sat. – 6hr.) Local San Diego Co. waters, may include
      9‐Mile Bank, Loma Sea Valley, 6‐Mile Bank, and/or La Jolla.
      Limited load. Cost $50.
      Good trip for returning winter seabirds including Black‐vented &
      Pink‐footed Shearwaters, Red Phalarope, jaegers, Cassin's and
      Rhinoceros Auklets; possibly Short‐tailed Shearwater, Northern Fulmar.


      February 2013


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