- Skipper Richard Ternullo called me this afternoon to report a HAWAIIAN
PETREL, actually he said Dark-rumped Petrel but this species was
recently split by the AOU into Galapagos and Hawaiian Petrels. For an
overview on the identification and distribution of these two species
and the records within California check out Don Roberson's web page at
The bird was seen in Monterey Bay initially 2 miles w of Moss Landing in
the course of a whale watch trip. Richard was unable to get photos
initially but relocated the bird about an hour later in the vicinity of
Pt. Pinos and was able to shoot off a couple of rolls of film.
If accepted this will be the second Monterey County record.
If only our Monterey Seabirds trip had been scheduled for today instead
of next Sunday!
By the way there are still plenty of spaces available for Sunday, May
11. Don Roberson and Dan Singer will be leading. Call 831 375-4658 or go
to http://www.montereyseabirds for reservations. Cost is $70 per person.
See you on the water,
Roger Wolfe for Monterey Seabirds
- The highlight of today's Monterey Seabirds trip was a HAWAIIAN PETREL
spotted 9.17 miles west of Pt. Pinos. The bird was last seen flying
towards Santa Cruz county two miles from the county line.
Everyone on board was able to get on the bird but no photos were managed.
We also had ASHY, BLACK and LEAST STORM PETRELS.
Tomorrow we have an offshore trip scheduled but the weather looks a bit
dubious and if we decide not to go out of the bay we will do a shorter
trip and charge for it accordingly. We will still be leaving the dock at
Spaces are still available. 831 375-4658 or http://www.montereyseabirds.com
Soquel Canyon, CA