Date: 6/30/18 7:56 pm From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Overnight Brooklyn Pelagic - Sun, Aug 19 to Mon, Aug 20
We are running a trip out of Brooklyn, NY to the deep (over 6,000') waters beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf. The trip will leave at 9:00 PM and return at approximately 7:00 PM the next day. The cost is $250 per person.
Past trips of ours in the Mid-Atlantic region at this time of year have found great birds like FEA'S PETREL (once), HERALD/TRINDADE PETREL (once), BLACK-CAPPEP PETREL (multiple trips), BAND-RUMPED and LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS (most trips), WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL (multiple trips), SOUTH POLAR SKUA (multiple trips), LONG-TAILED JAEGER (multiple trips), SABINE'S GULL (once), BRIDLED TERM (multiple trips), and more regular species like CORY'S, GREAT, and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. We've also found good cetaceans in these deep waters such as CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE, several other species of beaked whale, PILOT WHALE, RISSO'S DOLPHIN, and even STRIPED DOLPHIN.
We will be aboard the approximately 100' long BROOKLYN VI. Our plan is to head out to the deep waters beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf in the dark and set out a chum slick. We will spend some time at first light scanning the storm-petrel flock since this has been our best method for finding Band-rumped and Leach's Storm-Petrels. When we feel we've covered the slick well, we'll work other areas until we head for home. We expect to spend all of our offshore time in New York waters though it's possible we may also be in New Jersey waters if water conditions predict that's where the birds should be.
Sleeping conditions are roughly camping style, and the choice of sleeping space will be determined by the order people signed up. People who sign up early get first pick of where they wish to sleep. Sleeping bags and ground pads are the way to go, and people will be sleeping on benches, the cabin floor, and on the upper deck. We will limit the number of participants so as not to overcrowd the boat.
See Life Paulagics always provides friendly, helpful, and approachable leaders for all of our trips. We use radios to get the word of any sightings around the boat quickly. It is important to us to get the participants on the birds and make sure they are comfortable with the IDs, not just create a good trip list.
Be sure to check out our web site for information on how to sign up, and to review our policies. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.