Date: 9/3/19 1:28 pm
From: DEBRA SHEARWATER <debiluv...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] PELAGIC TRIP REPORT: AUGUST 30
Howdy, MBB Birders,

Shearwater Journeys had a good trip departing from Monterey on Friday, August 30, 2019. We covered areas of both Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Due to the very calm seas we were able to get up to the finger canyons off Davenport. In that area, we encountered the frenzied activity of the humpback whales and bow-riding dolphins while various jaegers, terns and gulls flew into our chumming at the stern. The sea surface temperature hovered around 60 F throughout the day.

Highlights included: black-footed albatross; sooty, pink-footed, and Buller’s shearwaters; a couple ashy storm-petrels; pomarine, parasitic and long-tailed jaegers; Sabine’s gulls; a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE; Arctic terns; one blue whale; about 15 humpback whales, 300 Pacific white-sided dolphins, and 50 Northern right whale dolphins. A BLACK TERN was off Point Pinos on our return to the harbor.

RESERVATIONS: Our next trip with spaces available is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. We have upgraded to a larger vessel and have a number of spaces available at this time. If you are interested, please email me: <debi...>

Many thanks to the birders who joined us on this trip, including birders from Brazil, Australia, and UK. The leaders on board included: Jim Holmes, Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, John Garrett, Rick Fournier and Debi Shearwater.

The complete species list follows:
SHEARWATER JOURNEYS: AUGUST 30, 2019
MONTEREY/SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES:
BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS- 5/8
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER- 30/100
BULLER’S SHEARWATER- 0/19
SOOTY SHEARWATER- 415/870
ASHY STORM-PETREL- 0/3
BROWN PELICAN- 11/0
BRANDT’S CORMORANT- 270/2
PELAGIC CORMORANT- 3/0
WHIMBREL- 2/0
BLACK TURNSTONE- 7/0
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE- 47/120
POMARINE JAEGER- 1/3
PARASITIC JAEGER- 1/1
LONG-TAILED JAEGER- 0/1
HEERMANN’S GULL- 5/0
CALIFORNIA GULL- 42/66
WESTERN GULL- 82/91
SABINE’S GULL- 0/8
**BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE- 0/1
ELEGANT TERN- 1/0
ARCTIC TERN- 2/5
**BLACK TERN-1/0
COMMON MURRE- 300/145
PIGEON GUILLEMOT- 1/0
CASSIN’S AUKLET- 0/1
RHINOSCEROS AUKLET- 19/45
SEA OTTER- X
CALIFORNIA SEA LION- X
**NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL- 1, heard by Debi at the CG Breakwater
BLUE WHALE- 1
HUMPBACK WHALE- 15
NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE DOLPHIN- 50
PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN- 300

Living the Salt Life,
Debi Shearwater


DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
<debi...>
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com

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