On April 14,15, 16, Holland America cruised north from San Diego, ranging 45-60 miles offshore, west of San Miguel Island to the Oregon border. Highlights on April 15-16 include: 3 Hawaiian Petrel (1 off Santa Barbara, 1 off Monterey, and 1 off Humbolt), 43 Murphy's Petrel btween Santa Barbara and Humbolt, 5 Cook's Petrel in Santa Barbara, Monterey and Humbolt, and 1 Parakeet Auklet in Humbolt, 11 in Oregon, & 24 in Washington. They also saw 1 Laysan Albatross and 1 Flesh-footed Shearwater.
Paul Lehman also reported to me a surprisely high count of 530 Sabine's Gull and good numbers of Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel and Tufted Puffin in Northern California.
home bound in San Diego
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