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   Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro) - BSTP (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map

  1. Band-rumped Storm-Petrel on Southeast Farallon Island LINK
    DATE: Nov 11, 2017 @ 9:08pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Hi all,
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  3. Apparent Band-rumped Storm-Petrel on SE Farallon LINK
    DATE: Nov 11, 2017 @ 9:03pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Just the messenger, but the photos look promising.
    This would be a first state record.
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  5. June 6 LAAS Trip Report, SoCal Birders in Hatteras, The Mother Of Pelagic Trips LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2009, 9 year(s) ago
    Participants on last Saturday's June 6 Los Angeles Audubon pelagic trip to Santa
    Cruz Island were treated to close-up views of three Island Scrub-Jays, a close
    encounter with two Blue Whales and hundred of shearwaters, but the surprise bird
    of the day... one that had everybody aboard Island Packer's Vanguard oohing and
    aaahing was a.... well.... you will have to read the trip report and look at the
    Photos, trip report and trip list are posted at:
    Did you hear about the Petrel Grand Slam from Brian Patteson's boat on May 29
    Bermuda, Fea's, Trindade and Black-capped all in the same day, PLUS European and
    Band-rumped Storm-Petrels. Photos of your favorite SoCal birders and the birds
    they saw, plus some photos of what it's like to bird off North Carolina's Outer
    Banks, can be found at the link below:
    Hatteras Photos and Trip Report:
    The mother of all ABA pelagic trips aboard SEARCHER will run it seventh
    consecutive September long-range trip on Labor Day week, Sept 7-11 out of San
    Diego into the richest ABA pelagic waters at the richest time of year.
    INCREDIBLE SPECIES-SEEN LIST: September SEARCHER trips from 2003-2008 have
    amassed an incredible list of species seen: Black-footed Albatross, Northern
    Fulmar, Bulwer's Petrel, Murphy's Petrel, Cook's Petrel, Hawaiian Petrel,
    Flesh-footed Shearwater, Buller's Shearwater, Pink-Footed Shearwater, Sooty
    Shearwater, Black-vented Shearwater, Least Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel,
    Ashy Storm-Petrel, Black Storm-Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird, Red-necked
    Phalarope, Red Phalarope, South Polar Skua, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger,
    Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Common Murre,
    Xantus's Murrelet, Craveri's Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet.
    Seen in SoCal July - September and ready for addition to Searcher's roster are:
    Shy and Laysan Albatross, Stejneger's Petrel, Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Streaked
    Shearwater, Red-tailed Tropicbird.
    The diverse array of birds seen from SEARCHER is a result of a diverse
    itinerary - from near-shore to inter-islands to the edge of the Continental
    Shelf. We depart San Diego at noon and spend the day birding our way up the
    Nine-mile bank and other underwater banks, ridges and canyons. The morning or
    our second day at sea will find us in the Channel Islands. From there we travel
    north past Point Conception to Arguello Canyon, Rodriguez Dome, then spend two
    days bearing south past the San Juan Seamount and other seamounts at the edge of
    the Continental Shelf, 40 miles southwest of Cortez Bank, 150 miles offshore. We
    see lots of birds near shore and around the Channel Islands, fewer birds out
    along the shelf edge - but the shelf edge is where the rarities roam.
    SEARCHER trip logs & species reports:
    Details on the upcoming September SEARCHER trip:
    Not only does SEARCHER get great birds, it is positively luxurious with 4
    air-conditioned cabins  12 are double-occupancy and three are triple-occupancy,
    each with fresh-water sink, mirror and AC electrical outlet. Each cabin has
    sleeping bunks, storage shelves, and hammocks for gear storage. Each bunk has a
    private reading light. There are four sparkling-clean bathrooms on the main
    deck, two with showers. There are large, roomy birding and wildlife observation
    decks on the stern, upper deck, and in the bow area.
    Here is a typical participant comment following the trip: "The trip was truly a
    wonderful experience. As a veteran of over 100 pelagic trips, I would rate this
    in the top five I have ever taken. Great birds & mammals, great leadership,
    marvelous food & a very friendly and accommodating crew. It was also the
    keenest & most co-operative group of participants I have ever shared a boat
    with. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who would contemplate taking
    it in the future. WELL DONE!" -- Mike Austin, Friendswood, TX
    Beverages and snacks are all included and are available 24 hours per day, in
    addition to the three delicious meals each day. SEARCHER offers a wide variety
    of special request meals and diets with prior notice. Meals are typically made
    from fresh meats, fish, and produce and are wonderful. There's nothing quite
    like standing on the bow of Searcher in the sun and wind with a hot,
    fresh-from-the-oven blueberry muffin and cup of coffee.
    One thing all the leaders agree on: you won't find a better meal at sea than
    SEARCHER. Fresh salads, home-made cookies, pancakes, bacon, burgers, pizza,
    roast chicken, fresh fish tacos, prime rib, ice cream sundaes, wine with dinner,
    warm brownies with ice cream, apples, bananas, oranges and a bottomless cooler
    of complimentary juice, coke, diet coke, bottled water and, most importantly to
    some of the leaders, beer.
    Southern California seas and weather in September are usually calm and balmy.
    SEARCHER accommodates 28 passengers very comfortably plus 4
    leaders/spotters/chummers. There are 8 spots still available for this
    September's trip. We hope can join us. More details at:
    W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
    Life is short. Seabird often.
    In memory of Luke Cole
    "Come on out with us to see what's out there."
    Southern California Seabirding Trips
    Buena Vista Audubon Society
    Los Coronados Islands, Channel Islands
    to the Edge of the Continental Shelf
    Follow us on Twitter:
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  7. CalCofi Cruise Report LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2003 @ 12:59am, 15 year(s) ago
    I am forwarding the following report from Peter Pyle about the
    latest CalCofi Cruise. This spring seems to be an excellent one for
    petrels. in addition to these reports, Murphy's Petrels were
    recorded in good numbers on two 4 day trips from San Diego designed
    to locate these species.
    Todd McGrath
    Marina Del Rey CA
    Hi all -
    Adam Brown returned last weekend from a 2-week CalCofi trip and had
    a few
    interesting birds (inside of 200 nmi unless indicated):
    Murphy's Petrel - 200+
    Mottled Petrel - 2 (one outside of 200 nmi)
    Stejneger's Petrel 1 outside of 200 nmi
    Solander's Petrel - 1 possible in direct comparison with Murphy's
    Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - 2 possibles ("band rumps and flew like
    Red-tailed Tropicbird - 1
    Laysan Albatross - 20+
    I forgot to ask about Cook's Petrel so he may have had these as well.
    Perhaps one of you could forward this on to Calbird and Pelagics
    (which I
    can't access from my home computer). Peter
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