September 16 Santa Barbara Pelagic
Please join us on the superfast Condor Express for a 10 Hour pelagic
trip (7:00AM to 5:00PM) on September 16. Mid-September is an
excellent time to witness the wonderful seabird migration off
California, as well as to look for rarities.
Our plan will be to head for the deep waters south and west of San
Miguel Island. This area is a good place to find Buller's and Flesh-
footed Shearwaters, Black and Ashy torm-petrel, as well as all 3
jaegers,South Polar Skua, Sabine's Gull and Arctic Terns.
A number of rarities have been seen in this area, and we will of
course keep a sharp lookout for any vagrants.
The cost of the trip is $105, and reservations can be made by caling
the Sea Landing at 1-888-77WHALE. Visa Discover and Mastercard are
all accepted. Lately there has been a trend toward late booking, and
I would encourage birders to sign up early, as several trips that
ended up well attended were almost cancelled due to lack of early
I hope we will see you in Santa Barbara!
Marina Del Rey
The Condor Express is a wonderful boat with a spacious cabin and
fine Galley. The crew always works hard to ensure that we find the