May 3 LAAS Deepwater Pelagic from Santa Barbara
There are still spaces left on The Los Angeles Audubon spring
deepwater trip. Last year's trip featured Parakeet Auklets, and past
trips have produced rarities like Murphy's and Dark-rumped Petrels.
This is one of my favorite trips of the year, and early May is a fine
time to be sabirding in Southern California. Xantus's Murrelets are
breeding on the Chaneel Islands, and we are likely to encounter them
in numbers are we proceed out to sea. All 3 Jaegers are possible, and
spring is an excellent time to look for Albatrosses (Laysan can be
present is small numbers, and Black-footed is seen every year).
This trip will make a special effort to locate Murphy's Petrels,
which are not present every spring, but can be present in small
Our vessel is the ultra-fast, extremely comfortable Condor Express.
This catmaran features a spacious and comfortable cabin, full galley,
and excellent viewing from both the upper and lower decks.
We will be adequately supplied with popcorn, fish, squid, beef suet,
and cod liver oil, to try and bring the birds in close.
I hope you can join us on what is always a memorable trip. Please e-
mail me if you have any questions. The information on signing-up is
listed below, the price is $198. Please act soon, as this trip has
sold out the last several years.
Marina Del Rey, CA
Saturday, May 3
A deep water trip toward the San Juan Seamount.
This trip departs from the Santa Barbara Harbor on the fast catamaran
Condor Express at 7:00 a.m., and will return approximately by 8:00
p.m. We will cruise along the deep water shelf by the San Juan
Seamount. Birds previously seen: Laysan and Black-footed albatross;
Northern Fulmar; Sooty and Pink-footed shearwaters: Parasitic,
Pomarine and Long-tailed jaegers; Ashy, Leach's and Fork-tailed storm-
petrels; Pigeon Guillemot; Xantus Murrelet; Cassin's and Rhinoceros
auklets; Tufted Puffin. Rare possibilities are Murphy's Petrel and
Leaders: Todd McGrath, Jon Feenstra, Kimball Garrett, Dave Compton
and David Pereksta. $198. There is a complete galley that serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner.
PELAGIC RESERVATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Please call Audubon House at 323.876.0202 or email
peltrip@... questions or concerns. 2008 PELAGIC SCHEDULE
Reservations will be accepted ONLY if ALL the following information
1) Trip desired
2) Names of people in your party
3) Phone numbers: (a) usual and (b) evening before event, in case of
4) Separate check (no cash please) to LAAS for exact amount for each
5) Self-addressed stamped envelope for confirmation and associated
Los Angeles Audubon - Reservations
PO Box 931057
Los Angeles, CA 90093-1057
If there is insufficient response, the trip will be cancelled four
weeks prior to the scheduled date. You will be so notified and your
fee returned. Your cancellation after that time will bring a refund
only if there is a paid replacement.
REFUND POLICY FOR PELAGIC TRIPS
If a participant cancels 31 days or more prior to departure, a $5
service charge will be deducted from the refund. There is no
participant refund if requested fewer than 30 days before departure,
unless there is a paid replacement available. Call LAAS for a
possible replacement. Please do not offer the trip to a friend as it
would be unfair to those on the waiting list. All pelagic trips must
be filled 35 days prior to sailing. Please reserve early.