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Re: [CALBIRDS] Condor Express Deepwater pelagic GO GO GO GO

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  • Terry Hunefeld
    hi ed see you there!
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 13, 2009
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      hi ed
      see you there!

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      On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:09 AM, thunefeld <thunefeld@...> wrote:

      > Greetings Ed, et al
      >
      > Todd McGrath and Captain Matt at the Condor Express have been monitoring
      > Saturday's weather every few hours for the past 3 days. Captain Matt thinks
      > we are good to go Saturday (it was his call to cancel last Saturday).
      > Thought was given to delaying the trip to Sunday, but while the weather maps
      > are predicting gusty winds close to shore on Saturday, they are predicting
      > only 20 knots or so out in the deep water which is where we will be heading,
      > and the trip is currently a go.
      >
      > Of course, the forecast can change between now and tomorrow afternoon so
      > stay tuned to CalBirds, but myself and 7 other San Diego area birders are
      > loading up our vehicles and are on our way to Santa Barbara ON Friday
      > morning, expecting to drink a few beers Friday night and go on a lusty,
      > gusty ride with fresh winds in our faces on Saturday. If there ever was a
      > day for pterodromas, Saturday is it.
      >
      > I hope the trip goes and look forward to seeing you onboard! Either way,
      > I'll be in my comfy Carpinteria Motel 6 suite with Tom Blackman by Friday
      > evening after dinner at Delgado's Mexican Restaurant.
      >
      > W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
      > Life is short. Seabird often.
      > In memory of Luke Cole
      > "Come on out with us to see what's out there."
      >
      > Southern California Seabirding Trips
      > by: Buena Vista Audubon Society
      > http://www.SoCalBirding.com
      > Los Coronados Islands & Nine Mile Bank
      > all the way to the edge of the Continental Shelf
      >
      >
      > --- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Stonick" <edstonick@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Greetings Todd and others,
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > The NWS report shows gale warnings for the Central Coast tonight and
      > gusty
      > > winds continuing through the weekend. Is the trip still scheduled to go?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > >
      > > Ed
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Ed Stonick
      > >
      > > Pasadena, CA
      > >
      > > edstonick@... <mailto:stonicks@...>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf
      > > Of toddamcgrath
      > > Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 5:48 PM
      > > To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [CALBIRDS] Condor Express Deepwater pelagic - rescheduled for
      > Nov
      > > 14th
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Birders,
      > >
      > > The sold out Condor Express deepwater pelagic scheduled for November 7th
      > > has been rescheduled due to extremely bad weather exepcted offshore on
      > Sat.
      > > The trip was sold-out, but due to the change in date, there are a limted
      > > number of spots available.
      > >
      > > We will meet at the dock in Santa Barbara at 6:30AM for a prompt 7:00 Am
      > > departure. Our goal will be the 2000 fathom water along the continental
      > > shelf, where species like Stejneger's Petrel and Mottled Petrel have been
      > > recorded.
      > >
      > > 2009 has been a great pelagic season off of So Cal, as well as further
      > north
      > > in CA. This is the final trip of the 2009 season, and I am looking
      > forward
      > > to getting out at this time of year.
      > >
      > > The cost of the trip is $195, a bargain considering we will be covering
      > over
      > > 200 miles of water round trip. No other birding boat in CA can get you
      > out
      > > to the shelf edge and back in a 12-13 hour trip. In addtion, the Condor
      > is a
      > > great boat from which to observe birds. The roomy cabin and great food
      > for
      > > purchase make for a change from the usual pelagic fare. The boat holds
      > well
      > > over 100, but we are limiting this trip to around 60 participants to
      > ensure
      > > adequate room and ideal viewing conditions.
      > >
      > > Call the Sea Landing at 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to reserve your spot.
      > > Let's hope for good weather and better birds on the 14th!
      > >
      > > Todd McGrath
      > > SKUA@... <mailto:SKUA%40MSN.com <SKUA%2540MSN.com>>
      > > Calabasas CA
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      >
      >
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      W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
      Life is short. Seabird often.
      In memory of Luke Cole
      �Come on out with us to see what�s out there.�

      Southern California Seabirding Trips
      by: Buena Vista Audubon Society
      http://www.SoCalBirding.com
      Los Coronados Islands & Nine Mile Bank
      all the way to the edge of the Continental Shelf


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