SEARCHER trip report: Flesh-footed Shearwater; Cook's; 4 tropicbirds
- Searcher's Labor Day week luxury live-aboard pelagic adventure through the Channel Islands and deep waters beyond the Continental Shelf began with a Black Storm-Petrel in San Diego Harbor, 2 Black Oystercatchers at Ballast Point, a LONG-TAILED JAEGER, 15 LEAST and a WILSON'S STORM-PETREL at the Nine Mile Bank in San Diego Waters.
The trip also recorded a FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER, a COOK'S PETREL and 4 RED-BILLED TROPICBIRDS in LA County near the Bell Bank 130+ n. miles offshore. Other highlights included dozens of Buller's Shearwaters, more than 100 Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, lost of Ashy and 3 subspecies of Leach's Storm-Petrels, plus 14 albatrosses.
Trip List, Species List, Trip Track, Photos and Video are posted at:
Next SoCal trips are this Saturday (Santa Barbara) and next Saturday (Dana Point)
Debi Shearwater is in the heart of her season. It's the most wonderful time of the year! I'll be up there for 5 trips in a row next week to find my life Streaked Shearwater.
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
Los Coronados Islands & Nine Mile Bank
all the way to the edge of the Continental Shelf