Date: 10/6/17 2:04 pm From: Thomas Robben <robben99...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Oct. 8-9 Great Skua trip openings
We will run an ad hoc trip (with discounted travel costs) across the Gulf Of Maine (GOM) for both Great Skua and South Polar Skua this Sunday and Monday if we get enough interest within the next 24 hours by Saturday afternoon.
2 different species of skuas were seen last saturday 9/30 about 50 miles west of Yarmouth NS on the cross-GOM (Gulf of Maine) ferry. See details at trips33.blogspot.com
and the same 2 species of skuas were seen again in that general area on Oct.4th.
On our trip in this area on 9/30 we had all the usual seabirds, including 4 species of shearwaters, 2 species of jaegers, 2 species of storm-petrels, fulmar, kittiwake, red phalarope, etc.
The only remaining back-to-back cross-GOM ferry of the year runs October 8-9, departing Portland ME at 11am Sunday. Email to me (I will lead the trip) if you may have an interest in this ad hoc two-day trip. Note that your PASSPORT is required.