2015 PELAGIC BIRDING TRIPS – CALIFORNIA


CALIFORNIA SEABIRDING!!

Below is the Salvin’s Albatross, first accepted for California, which we found last year in July.

Salvin's Albatross CA AJ5

 

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Trips to the Farallon Islands are on a different page. Most of our 2013and 14 trips sold out, so book early, reserve with an e-mail, or secure current price by booking today. Thank you all for your continued interest and support of our trips – we really appreciate it!!

Two pages as resources: Pelagic Birding 101, and Descriptions of our trips.

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2015 TRIP DATES

Book early, July 19, 26, Aug 1, 29, Sept 5 were sell outs.


 

Aug  1, 2015 – Farallon Islands with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Visit the Farallon Page for details. Pay and book directly with SCVAS. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130

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Aug 23, 2015Offshore Seabirds of San Francisco. County Birding, maximize time in SF waters. In 2013 a Hawaiian Petrel showed up! Out of Half Moon Bay. $130




Aug  29, 2015 – Farallon Islands. Visit the Farallon Page for details. Combine with Half Moon Bay pelagic on the 30th. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130

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Aug  30, 2015 – San Mateo county pelagic. A great time for storm petrels during the last few years, we stay the entire day within San Mateo County. Combine with Farallon trip on Aug 29. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130





Sept 5, 2015Private Half Moon Bay pelagic. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130

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Sept 6, 2015 – Monterey Bay.  A great time to see jaegers, including Long-tailed, Arctic Tern and the more expected seabirds. Out of Monterey. $130





Sept 18, 2015Classic Half Moon Bay Pelagic. We go where the action has been, chase the temperature breaks, and food rich areas. Coming from a distance, combine with Sept 19 and or Monterey trip on the 20th and maximize your chance for unusual sightings! Out of Half Moon Bay. $130





Sept 19, 2015Pioneer Canyon Pelagic. We go to the deeper water Pioneer Canyon today, searching for temperature breaks, and food rich areas. Coming from a distance? Combine with Sept 18 trip and or Monterey trip on the 20th and maximize your chance for unusual sightings! Out of Half Moon Bay. $130





Sept 20, 2015. Monterey Bay. Deep water closer to shore, whales and more. Combine with Sept 18 or 19th trips out of Half Moon Bay for two or three in a row to maximize chance of unusual species. Out of Monterey. $130





Sept 26, 2015Classic Half Moon Bay Pelagic. We go where the action has been, chase the temperature breaks, and food rich areas. Combine with Sept 27 trip for two in a row. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130





Sept 27, 2015Classic Half Moon Bay Pelagic. We go where the action has been, chase the temperature breaks, and food rich areas. Combine with Sept 26 trip for two in a row. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130





Oct trip. Date TBDOctober Pelagic. Late in the season is the best time for Flesh-footed Shearwater, Short-tailed Shearwater and perhaps other unusual species. Out of Half Moon Bay. $130


TRIPS RUN IN 2015

July 19, 2015 Summer pelagic. This was a sell out trip. Dispersed birds, our first Ashy Storm-Petrels, migrant Sabine’s Gulls, Red-necked Phalaropes. Over 100 Black-footed Albatross, as well as many Pink-footed and Sooty Shearwaters with a sprinkling of Northern Fulmars. Few alcids other than Common Murre, but we did find Pigeon Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet and Cassin’s Auklet. The biggerst rarity was BASKING SHARK! Our first ever. Many Humpback Whales and Pacific White-sided Dolphin, one Northern Fur Seal.

July 26, 2015 Summer pelagic. This was a sell out trip. Many birds and much activity with lots of Sooty Shearwaters, Common Murre and Pink-footed Shearwaters. A Leatherback Sea Turtle was only the second on our trips, so an immense highlight! Birdwise Laysan Albatross was a star in with the many Black-footed Albatross, while a fly by Tufted Puffin was superb. Many and good views of Ashy Storm-Petrel today, along with migrant Sabine’s Gulls, an a couple of Pomarine Jaegers. Low numbers of Cassin’s and Rhinoceros auklets, but they were out there. Our first Red Phalaropes of the season in with larger numbers of Red-necked. No whales! That was unusual, but a pod of Pacific White-sided Dolphins was great, as were Bottlenose Dolphin and Harbor Porpoise close to shore.

 

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