LAAS Channel Islands pelagic, October 18
October 18 is the last pelagic trip offered by the Los Angeles Audubon
Society for 2008. This will be a 9 hour trip around the northern Channel
Islands leaving from Ventura Harbor. At this time of year shearwater
numbers (Pink-footed, Sooty, and Black-vented) and overall bird diversity
are typically high and big feeding swarms of birds and dolphin are
present. Past trips have produced Flesh-footed and Manx Shearwaters
amongst the feeding flocks. A Brown Booby was perched on the rocks of
Anacapa Island in 2002, and we'll take a look for the American
Oystercatcher that is occasionally foraging on those east end rocks.
Expected birds include Pink-footed, Sooty, and Black-vented Shearwaters,
Sabine's Gull, Parasitic and Pomarine Jaegers, Common Murre, and Cassin's
and Rhinoceros Auklets.
See here for registration info and official description:
Please act as soon as possible, and I hope to see you aboard.