Speaking of pelagics
- Is anyone planning on going up for the L.A. Audubon trip on June 7th?
Might be nice to carpool. Then again, we'd probably have to leave Irvine
around 5:00 AM to make it. I might want to plan on spending the night.
Lack of sleep and boats are a bad combination. :-)
Saturday, June 7
Land on Santa Cruz Island for the Island Scrub Jay, and then out to sea.
This 8 hour trip departs from the Island Packer dock in the Oxnard
Harbor at 8:00 a.m. on the m/v Vanguard. We will land at Prisoner’s Cove
where the endemic Island Scrub-Jay is easily seen. Then we will cruise
out to sea for pelagic birding, returning by Anacapa Island. Birds seen
on prior trips: Northern Fulmar; Sooty and Pink-footed shearwaters;
South Polar Skua; Parasitic and Pomarine jaegers; Sabine’s Gull; rocky
shorebirds (up to 5); Pigeon Guillemot; Xantus Murrelet. Rarities seen:
Flesh-footed Shearwater and American Oystercatcher. A Tufted Puffin seen
Leaders: Todd McGrath, Jon Feenstra and David Pereksta
$95. A box lunch and breakfast can be ordered from the adjoining
dock-side deli. Galley onboard.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@...
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