CALIFORNIA IS COOKIN' WITH PETRELS!!
- Howdy, Seabirders,
Whoaa, what a day� history in the making! Look for a full report
tomorrow morning. For now, I will give only the highlights of
Shearwater Journeys' July 31 pelagic trip from Monterey:
COOK'S PETRELS- 138!
BULLER'S SHEARWATER-1, first of the fall
LONG-TAILED JAEGER- 115, in flocks of 11-18, circling over the boat,
as well as sitting on the water
SOUTH POLAR SKUA- 3, first of the fall
SABINE'S GULL- 32, first of the fall
RED-CROSSBILL- 1, in the wharf parking lot (ah, I couldn't leave this
PRIMARILY THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A CHASE TRIP FOR COOK'S AND
STEJNEGER'S PETRELS. HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
DEPARTING FISHERMAN'S WHARF, MONTEREY
BE ON THE WHARF NO LATER THAN 6:45 AM. (This means arriving in the
parking lot at 6:30 am)
POSSIBLE RETURN TIME: 4 PM (In view of Mike Force's recent report, we
may stay out longer- please be prepared, and do NOT sign up, if you
cannot stay out longer)
BRING: LUNCH, WARM CLOTHES, SUNSCREEN, WATERPROOF PANTS (if possible)
COST: approximately: $145 per person, no discounts. Please bring cash.
RESERVATIONS: are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Please contact me at:
650-401-7236 from 7 am until 7 pm, tomorrow. OR, by email. First-
come, first served basis. I am not at my office number of
831-637-8527. If you left a message on that number, I will not get it
for the August 2 trip. Please call me on the correct number, or email
PLEASE NOTE: This is a hardcore chase trip. We will not be stopping
for any of the common birds, or whales. It is strictly my call on this.
I will write more, tomorrow. However, I would sincerely like to thank
all of the folks who joined us on today's trip, especially the
leaders and Chris of Chris's Fishing Shop. I thank Mike Force for his
invaluable communication regarding the Cook's Petrels, both yesterday
May the Force be with you!
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
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