July 30, 2011 Half Moon Bay Pelagic Report
- Howdy, Birders,
The complete report of Shearwater Journey's pelagic trip on July 30,
2011 departing from Half Moon Bay is available at:
Highlights included: a GREAT SHEARWATER (photos), spotted by leader,
Jon Feenstra; four species of storm-petrels: WILSON'S, ASHY, LEACH'S
and FORK-TAILED; SOUTH POLAR SKUA, SABINE'S GULLS, ARCTIC TERNS,
BULLER'S SHEARWATER, XANTUS'S MURRELET, and more. Todd McGrath's
images are included in the report.
Also, included in the report, is a listing by species of the birds
found in both SAN MATEO and SAN FRANCISCO COUNTIES. It was a real
field day for County Birders. The Great Shearwater may represent a
first record for San Mateo County. We need to check with Ron Thorn on
Spaces are still available on most of our fall trips, except for the
August 7 trip to the Farallon Islands and the September 10 Albacore
trip from Monterey. Some of the August 19, 20, 21 and 22 trips
departing from Fort Bragg have limited spaces available. Some of the
September 16, 17, 18, 19 trips departing from Half Moon Bay have
limited spaces available. Please indicate a first and second choice.
All other trips on our schedule are open.
The Monterey Bay Birding Festival pelagic trips September 22, 23, 24,
25 and 26, all have spaces available.
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
SVALBARD: High Arctic Seabirds & Polar Bears, Walrus: 28 June-8 July,
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