Hi, Sasha et al.
There are many different kinds of pelagic trips in Southern California. The
Los Angeles Audubon Society offers a nice assortment.
. Here you can also find the very useful seasonal
abundance lists by Todd McGrath and Jon Feenstra. They are not on the site
right now, but I've been assured that they are being updated and will be
posted again soon. The "Condor Express" out of Santa Barbara runs a few good
. And after you get hooked you will
want to graduate to the "Searcher" trips http://www.bajawhale.com/
. The ABA
has a calendar of pelagic trips online at
. That covers the
whole country and is posted at the beginning of the year.
Monitoring CALBIRDS is also a good way to receive reminders and to find out
about the few odd trips that are not listed in the places mentioned above.
San Pedro, CA
Behalf Of Sasha Keyel
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:06 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Pelagic trips
I will be moving to southern California (south of LA) in early October
(first free weekend will be the weekend of the 14th), and have a few
First, where can I find more information on upcoming pelagic trips? I
would be very interested in going on a pelagic trip, having never seen
a shearwater, petrel, or most of the other pelagic species in CA (not
too many of them get to Wisconsin).
Second, I am very interested in hearing or seeing a black rail; where
are the best places to listen/look for them, and what times of the
year is it likely to hear/see them?
I apologize if these are topics discussed in a recent post.
Thanks for your help,
Trabuco Canyon (in a few weeks anyhow)
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