Shearwater Journeys August 3rd trip results
The first Shearwater Journeys trip of the fall season was a
resounding success. The highlights were 22 Long-tailed jaegers
(including full adults with long tail streamers), some only 2 miles
from shore, as well as 150+ Sabine's Gulls, and 20 Arctic Terns.
Normally long-tailed jagers are not found in such high numbers
inside the bay, and Sabine's Gull were also more numerous than usual
this early in fall.
In addtion to stunning views of LT Jaegers, particpants were also
treated to good views of 14 Pomarine Jaegers ,and 5 Parasitic
Jaegers (The jaeger trifecta!). 6000+ Sooty Shearwaters and 12 pink-
footed Shearwaters were also recorded. 18 Black-footed Albatrosses
rounded out the tubenoses.
Alcids were represented by Common Murres (many escorting chicks)
Pigeon Guillemots, and Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets. Both Red and
Red-necked Phalaropes were also sighted. Two Harlequin Ducks were
spotted in the harbor.
No less exciting, were 12 Hupback whales, and Dall's porpoise riding
the bow. Pacific White-sided and Northern Right Whale Dolphins also
put on a show.
Albacore Tuna were being caught by fishing boats only 10 miles from
shore, and an Opah ( a truly tropical fish) was also landed by a
fishing boat. Certainly signs that the forecasted El Nino is
beginning to occur in Monterey.
August 9th - Plenty of room show up at Chris's Fishing in Monterey
at 7:00AM with $110 cash. Debi is teaching an IFO workshop, so call
Todd McGrath 310-574-4961(h) or 310-770-4712(C) if you need any info
about this trip, otherwise, just show up.
August 10th Bodega Bay - sold out
August 11th Farallon Island - still a few spaces
Full details of this weekends trips will be published early next
week. For more information about the full schedule of Shearwater
Journey trips, visit out website at www.shearwaterjourneys.com, or
call Debi at 831-637-8527.
Every Shearwater Journeys trip is staffed by experienced leaders,
often with hundreds (or even thousands) of days at sea. We look
forward to seeing you this fall!
(trip report by Debi Shearwater)
For Shearwater Journeys
Marina Del Rey CA