Murphys Petrel, Parakeet Auklet, Tristrams Storm-petrel
- Greetings, Adventure Lovers
I just learned by email that the May 3 Los Angeles Pelagic Trip from
Santa Barbara on Condor Express is in danger of being cancelled
because of insufficient deposits. We can't let that happen! This is
the ONLY pelagic trip that runs to the San Juan Seamount, an
underwater "mountain" with a substantial life-zone around it
attracting all sorts of seabirds.
No, we won't see all the birds listed in the subject line in this one
trip. But the only way to see any of them is to be on the Condor
Express May 3, because that's how they're seen. Do you have Murphy's
Petrel checked on your list yet? How will you get it with out going
with us to deep water?
The spring Condor Express pelagic trip has a record for finding
rarities. For example: seven PARAKEET AUKLETS were enjoyed by
dozens of birders on 21 Apr 2007 thanks to this trip. Amazingly,
less than 3 months after a TRISTRAM'S STORM-PETREL was captured and
photographed on Southeast Farallon Island 22 April 2007, we saw one
from The Condor Express July 21, 2007. The only way to have seen
this super-mega-rarity was to be on that boat that day.
Led by Todd McGrath and his gang, there is not a better way put
yourself in line with a rarity than to be on the Condor Express on
May 3 and go with us to the San Juan Seamount. Todd knows how to
SNIFF OUT BIRDS. I know because I've been there. I've watched him.
He is a magician. In fact, he is so good, I offered him double the
salary that the L.A. Audubon pays him (and his gang) to lead the deep-
water pelagics out of San Diego.
I will be on-board the Condor Express on May 3, having mailed my
payment last week for both Condor Express trips. I hope you're
there, too. If you've been procrastinating, please don't hesitate
any longer, or we could lose this wonderful, comfortable, one-day
If you read the trip policy below, you'll see that the trip could be
cancelled 4 weeks prior to the trip if there is not enough interest.
We are running out of time! Please call the Audubon today at
323.876.0202 or email peltrip@... and let them know you are
sending your check.
Here is the link to the LA Audubon Pelagic Trip Page with full
Mail your check for Reservations and note:
1) The 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.
Please call Audubon House at 323.876.0202 or email
Terry Hunefeld, San Diego
currently on board NOAA research ship Miller Freeman
off the coast of Washington & Oregon
counting birds, what else is there?
Life is short.
Pelagic Seabirding Trips From San Diego to:
Los Coronados Islands
Cortes & Tanner Banks
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD DAY AT SEA