O.C. Pelagic Trip List - PLUS - Seabirds, Dolphins & Whales Trip Jan 31
The Sea & Sage Audubon trip from Orange County's Dana Point Harbor
this past Saturday (Jan 10) was a phenomenal trip. We saw 8 Pomarine
Jaegers, a Short-tailed Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater, 2 Xantus's
Murrelet, 2 Common Murre and 2 species of dolphin. Everybody had a
Full trip report, species seen list plus more than 100 trip photos:
or http://www.socalbirding.com and click on the "trip reports" link
NEXT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PELAGIC TRIP
The Buena Vista Audubon 3rd Annual "Seabirds, Dolphins and Whales"
half-day pelagic trip goes out Saturday morning, Jan 31 from
Helgren's Sportfishing and Whale Watching in Oceanside Harbor.
This pelagic is a bargain at only $40 the past two winter trips
from Oceanside have sold out. Two to four Gray Whales a day are
being seen by Helgren's off Oceanside every day; more than 100 have
been sighted since mid-December, plus 3 calves. We should also get
some great dolphin shows: Bottlenose, Common, Risso's and perhaps
The Jan 31 trip is a great opportunity to see a Short-tailed
Shearwater. The first record of Manx Shearwater for San Diego was
recorded in these waters off Oceanside on 28 Apr 2004. A Black-
legged Kittiwake or Ancient Murrelet could turn up on this trip.
We'll have excellent leaders/spotters aboard to help you see and
identify the birds and marine mammals we encounter: Guy McCaskie,
Todd McGrath, Jon Feenstra, Peter Ginsburg, Stan Walens and Terry
More details and reservation information at:
or http://www.socalbirding.com and click on the "upcoming trips" link
W. Terry Hunefeld
Life is short.
Seabirding Trips From San Diego
Buena Vista Audubon Society
Los Coronados Islands
Nine-mile, Thirty-mile, Sixty-mile Banks
Cortes & Tanner Banks