Monterey Seabirds
September 19, 2010 Seabird Cruise Trip Report

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Sunday September 19, 2010

Here is the eBird report for our trip:

Location: Monterey Seavalley pelagic (MTY Co.)
Observation date: 9/19/10
Notes: Monterey Seabirds trip aboard 'Pt Sur Clipper' with R. Ternullo, skipper; Roger Wolfe, Dan Singer, Todd Easterla, D. Roberson leaders; others aboard included a Sac Audubon trip with Dan Brown and others, and an Eagle Eye tour led by Richard Knapton. Exceptionally calm and lovely day; Beaufort 0-1 all day; patchy overcast but mostly sun. This checklist is offshore only (>1 mi offshore). Route was to Pt. Pinos, WSW to 22 nmi W of Cypress Pt, then SE to ~10 west of Walnut Canyon, N paralleling coast 10 mi off to a point NW of Pt. Pinos, and return to Monterey harbor. Mammals included 2 Blue Whale, sev Humpbacks, huge pod of 1000+ White-sided & N Rightwhale Dolphins.
Number of species:

  21

 
  Black-footed Albatross   7    
  Northern Fulmar   2    light morphs
  Pink-footed Shearwater     300    
  Buller's Shearwater   35    
  Sooty Shearwater   1500    
  Ashy Storm-Petrel   2   by Todd Easterla only
  Red-necked Phalarope   20    
  Red Phalarope   1    
  Sabine's Gull   1   juv came into back of boat.
  Heermann's Gull   30    
  Western Gull   300    
  California Gull   200    
  Common Tern   5   single flock of 5, 10 mi off
  Arctic Tern   1   adult; photo'd
  Elegant Tern   1   one 9 nmi offshore; dozens were inshore [not included on this checklist]
  Pomarine Jaeger   12   1 full-tailed dark morph adult; rest subadults
  Parasitic Jaeger   8   subadults, some photo'd
  Long-tailed Jaeger   43   no full-tailed adults but several appeared to be adults without tails; 80% or more were subadults, varying ages (many photo'd). All between 10-22 nmi offshore
  jaeger sp.   6   likely mostly distant Long-tails, but a couple Pom/Par sps
  Common Murre   40    
  Cassin's Auklet   10    
  Rhinoceros Auklet   120    
           

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)


Roger Wolfe for Monterey Seabirds


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