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Sept 1 Shearwater Journeys Trip Report

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  • toddamcgrath
    Calbirders: I am posting the following message on behalf of Debi Shearwater Todd McGrath SKUA@MSN.COM Marina Del Rey CA The September 1, 2002 pelagic trip from
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      Calbirders:

      I am posting the following message on behalf of Debi Shearwater

      Todd McGrath
      SKUA@...
      Marina Del Rey CA




      The September 1, 2002 pelagic trip from Monterey Bay was a fantastic
      day of seabirding, something to look at all day long, excellent sea
      conditions, somes pecialty seabirds, and terrific marine mammals.
      Although we began the day with foggy conditions, it did not prevent
      us from finding many of the seabirds right from the get-go. The two
      HARLEQUIN DUCKS were still in the harbor, SURFBIRDS and BLACK
      TURNSTONES along the jetty, ELEGANT TERNS along Cannery Row, and
      shearwaters were abundant. It was heartening to find flocks
      of ASHY STORM-PETRELS along the 200 fathom line. One partial albino
      Ashy Storm-Petrel was spotted by Debra Shearwater. It had a white
      rump and white feathers in the wings. Only 18 BLACK STORM-PETRELS
      were found, but everyone on board had ample time to study the
      differences in the flight patterns and field marks of the two
      species of storm-petrels. Shearwater Journeys'long-time leader, Clay
      Kempf, spotted 2 XANTUS' MURRELETS of the HYPOLEUCUS
      race, and excellent studies were had of this hard-to-find species.
      One of the SOUTH POLAR SKUAS flew directly over the boat, circling
      us. The leaders were: Clay Kempf, Mike Rogers, Jennifer Green,
      Denise Wight, and Debra Shearwater. The complete list follows.

      Our next boat trips with spaces available are; from Monterey: Sep 8
      (leaders: Clay Kempf, Luke Cole, Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Mike
      Danzenbaker, Debra Shearwater), Sep 27 (leaders: Luke Cole, Jennifer
      Green, Debra Shearwater), Oct 4 (leaders: Steve Howell, Mike
      Danzenbaker, Luke Cole, Jennifer Green, Debra Shearwater), Oct 6
      (leaders: Steve Howell, Clay Kempf, Luke Cole, Debra Shearwater),
      Oct 12 (leaders: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Clay Kempf, Denise
      Wight, Debra Shearwater), Oct 19
      (leaders: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Clay Kempf, Mike Rogers,
      Debra Shearwater);
      from Santa Cruz: Sep 28 (leaders: Al DeMartini, Clay Kempf, Jennifer
      Green), Oct 13 (leaders: Jennifer Green, Ted Chandik, Scott Terrill,
      Clay Kempf, Debra Shearwater); from Bodega Bay: Oct 14 (leaders:
      Alan Hopkins, Lisa Hug, Luke Cole, Al Jaramillo, Debra Shearwater).

      The following trips are SOLD OUT: Sep 13, 14, 15, 29, and Oct 5. The
      best
      weekend for out-of-state birders is Oct 12, 13, 14. Spaces remain
      open on
      all of these trips.
      BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS-40
      SOOTY SHEARWATER-3,600
      PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER-60
      BULLER'S SHEARWATER-12
      FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER-1
      ASHY STORM-PETREL-1,800
      BLACK STORM-PETREL-18
      POMARINE JAEGER-8-9
      POMARINE/PARASITIC-1
      PARASITIC JAEGER-2
      PARASITIC/LONG-TAILED-1
      LONG-TAILED JAEGER-3
      SOUTH POLAR SKUA-2
      WESTERN GULL-+
      CALIFORNIA GULL-+
      HEERMANN'S GULL-+
      SABINES GULL-35
      ARCTIC TERN-10
      COMMON TERN-1
      ELEGANT TERN-18
      COMMON MURRE-30
      PIGEON GULLIMOT-3
      RHINOCEROS AUKLET-24
      CASSIN'S AUKLET-1
      XANTUS MURRELET-2 (HYPOLEUCUS)
      RED-NECKED PHALAROPE-30
      RED PHALAROPE-7
      SURFBIRD-2
      BLACK TURNSTONE-6
      MARBLED GODWIT-2
      HARLEQUIN DUCK-2
      BLUE WHALE-8
      HUMPBACK WHALE-16
      DALL'S PORPOISE-6
      PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN-40
      NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE DOLPHIN-8
      RISSO'S DOLPHIN-16
      LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN-350
      HARBOR SEAL-+
      CALIFORNIA SEA LION-+
      SEA OTTER-1

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      http://www.shearwaterjourneys.com
      Debi Shearwater <debiluv@...>
      Shearwater Journeys
      P.O. Box 190
      Hollister, CA 95024
      831-637-8527
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