It's been a couple of years, but Los Angeles Audubon has once again put
together a pelagic trip to the Redondo Canyon and Palos Verdes Escarpment
off the coast of southern Los Angeles County.
This is an 8 hour trip leaving from San Pedro at 7:30 AM.
We expect to find large numbers of Black-vented Shearwaters and run the
possibility of seeing a few Short-tailed Shearwaters, Pink-footed
Shearwaters, Sooty Shearwaters, and Northern Fulmars. Expected alcids
include Cassin's and Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murre, and possibly
Xantus's Murrelet. Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers are also likely.
We will also be checking the breakwater to/from the harbor, a place for
rocky shorebirds and whatever else may be perched on it (boobies have
In past trips at this time of year we've enountered such rarities as Manx
Shearwater, Glaucous Gull, and Ancient Murrelet.
See the LA Audubon website for the offial announcement and sign-up
Information about this and other Southern California pelagic trips of 2009
is also listed on:
Feel free to contact me off-list with any other trip-related questions.