San Diego Pelagic AND the SALTON SEA -- Sept 4-9, 2011
SEARCHER 5-Day Live-Aboard Deep-Water Pelagic Birding
From San Diego to the Continental Shelf Edge
5 Days On The Pacific Ocean
Monday September 5 to Friday September 9, 2010
September SEARCHER trips from 2003-2009 have amassed an amazing list of species seen: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Murphy's Petrel, Cook's Petrel, Hawaiian Petrel, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Buller's Shearwater, Pink-Footed Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Black-vented Shearwater, Least Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Ashy Storm-Petrel, Black Storm-Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird, Red-necked Phalarope, Red Phalarope, South Polar Skua, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Common Murre, Xantus's Murrelet, Craveri's Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet.
The deep water expeditions on Searcher find rarities and mega-rarities in deep water along the edge of the continental shelf on nearly every trip. Review the trip logs. The diverse array of birds seen from Searcher is a result of a diverse itinerary - from near-shore to inter-islands to the edge of the Continental Shelf.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: As many participants come from out of state (and around the world) to sail SEARCHER, this year guests signed up for the SEARCHER Labor Day Week 5-day Pelagic Trip may participate in a special field trip to the Salton Sea led by Todd McGrath and sponsored by the Buena Vista Audubon Society.
Learn more about the Sept 5-9 DEEP WATER PELAGIC TRIP:
Learn more about the Sept 4 trip to the SALTON SEA:
W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
Life is short. Seabird often.
In memory of Luke Cole and Mike San Miguel
"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