May 15 Monterey Seabirds trip
- Monterey Seabirds will be venturing out on the bay on May 15. Last May
we were fortunate to see a pod of Killer Whales try to predate on a Gray
Whale calf, our avian highlight was a FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER. That
trip report can be viewed at
The May 2003 trip featured 60 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS.
Birds reported on the bay yesterday were MARBLED and ANCIENT MURRELETS
and 6 RED-NECKED GREBE. On the 29th, 8 Killer Whales were seen attacking
a Gray Whale.
The northward Gray Whale migration seems to be a bit behind schedule
this year. The BBC is tracking a mother Gray Whale and her calf from
Magdalena Bay. They had expected to be in Monterey by mid-April but now
it looks like they won' arrive unitl the first of May. We stand a very
good chance of seeing Killer Whales waiting for the Grays to cross over
the canyon near Moss Landing.
The Pt. Sur Clipper came out of dry dock this weekend with a new
propeller, engines and coat of paint so she'll be ship shape.
Don Roberson, Dan Singer,Todd Easterla and Richard Ternullo will be
Cost is $80 per person. Go one 3 trips and the fourth is free.Details
and online registration are at http://www.montereyseabirds.com
Hope you can make it,
Roger Wolfe for Monterey Seabirds
Soquel, CA USA