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   Masked Booby
Masked Booby
Sula dactylatra


   Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) - MABO (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. OCT. 13: MASKED BOOBY SCZ COUNTY LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:29am, 3 day(s) ago
    Howdy, Birders,
    
    The highlight of Shearwater Journeys October 13, 2018 Monterey Bay pelagic trip was a MASKED BOOBY, only the third record for Santa Cruz County.
    
    It was a beautiful, calm day at sea with many highlights, including six species of shearwaters: SOOTY, SHORT-TAILED, PINK-FOOTED, MANX, BLACK-VENTED, and BULLERS. We also had wonderful views of BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, POMARINE and PARASITIC JAEGERS, SOUTH POLAR SKUA, RED and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, and RHINOCEROS AUKLETS.
    
    Marine mammals included at least 20 humpback whales, 150 Pacific white-sided dolphins, 10 Northern right whale dolphins, 28 Rissos dolphins, and one Northern fur seal, and the usual California sea lions and sea otters.
    
    The MASKED BOOBY was spotted about 11:40 a.m., attracted to the flock of gulls behind our vessel. It made a quick pass, flying rapidly off our bow. A dramatic chase by our Captain Tinker ensued! The booby landed on the sea with a small flock of gulls. Careful approach by our vessel allowed for a positive ID and a great many images! This was a lot of fun!
    
    Our last pelagic trip of the season is Sunday, OCTOBER 21 with leaders Alex Rinkert, Nick Levendosky, Jim Holmes, Debi Shearwater. Spaces are available. For a reservation, please email me: debi@... .
    
    The complete species list for OCTOBER 13, 2018 Shearwater Journeys trip covering both MONTEREY/SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES follows:
    
    PACIFIC LOON: 1/0
    COMMON LOON: 7/11
    BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS: 3/2
    NORTHERN FULMAR: 3/6
    PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER: 160/205
    BULLERS SHEARWATER: 6/6
    SOOTY SHEARWATER: 120/32
    SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER: 3/0
    MANX SHEARWATER: 1/0
    BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER: 2/0
    **MASKED BOOBY: 0/1
    BROWN PELICAN: 115/2
    BRANDTS CORMORANT: 150/3
    DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT: 1/0
    RED-NECKED PHALAROPE: 60/6
    RED PHALAROPE: 13/0
    SOUTH POLAR SKUA: 1/1
    POMARINE JAEGER: 0/1
    PARASITIC JAEGER: 2/0
    BONAPARTES GULL: 2/0
    HEERMANNS GULL: 28/0
    CALIFORNIA GULL: 115/96
    HERRING GULL: 2/0
    WESTERN GULL: 365/108
    GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL: 1/0
    ELEGANT TERN: 60/0
    COMMON MURRE: 285/185
    PIGEON GUILLEMOT: 1/0
    CASSINS AUKLET: 6/1
    RHINOCEROS AUKLET: 470/155
    OSPREY:1/0
    PEREGRINE FALCON: 1/0
    WOOD DUCK: 1/0
    WARBLER SP.:1/0
    
    The leaders for October 13 included: Scott and Linda Terrill, Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, and Debi Shearwater. Special thanks to Nick for carrying my great pyrenees doggie, on and off the boat. It was her first pelagic trip and I think it will be her last! Shes not a sailor dog!
    
    See you out there! One more trip for 2018!
    Seabirding for Science,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 43 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
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  3. CBRC review and request for documentation LINK
    DATE: Oct 9, 2018 @ 3:54pm, 9 day(s) ago
    California birders, This has been a record year for boobies off the California coast. The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records in mid November.
    Despite the fact that many of these birds were well seen and photographed, we have little or no documentation for most of these records. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this
    request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you. Tom Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee MASKED BOOBY 2018-098 17 Aug 2018 Approx. 42.8 km W of Pt. Loma SD 2018-099 19 Aug 2018 Thirty Mile Bank SD 2018-107 24 Aug 2018 Approx. 4.1 km WNW of Pt. Pinos MTY 2018-108 25 Aug 2018 Approx. 9.5 km W of San Clemente Island LA 2018-139 6 Sep 2018 Cortes Basin LA 2018-160 25 Sep-2 Oct 2018 Anacapa Island VEN NAZCA BOOBY 2018-101 5 Jul 2018 Approx. 8 km SW of SE Farallon Island SF 2018-081 15 Jul 2018 Approx. 10.5 km SW of Sutil Rock SBA 2018-077 15 Jul 2018 Anacapa Island VEN 2018-084 19 Jul 2018 Approx. 4 km SE of Pt. Fermin LA 2018-088 6-7 Aug 2018 County Line Beach VEN & Leo Carillo State Beach LA 2018-089 10 Aug 2018 10.5 km W of San Diego River mouth SD 2018-100 19-23 Aug 2018 Los Angeles Harbor LA 2018-105 20 Aug 2018 Approx. 16.3 km WSW of Dana Point Headlands ORA 2018-116 28 Aug 2018 Approx. 12 km off San Diego SD 2018-114 29 Aug-4 Sep 2018 Sutil Rock SBA 2018-136 4 Sep 2018 Condor Bank SBA 2018-137 5 Sep 2018 Rodriguez Dome SBA 2018-138 7 Sep 2018 near San Clemente Island LA 2018-132 8 Sep 2018 Los Angeles Harbor LA 2018-159 23 Sep 2018 Nine Mile Bank SD 2018-177 6 Oct 2018 near Santa Barbara Island SBA MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY 2018-104 29 Jun 2018 Estero Bay SLO 2018-102 8 Jul 2018 Approx. 27.8 km WSW of Bodega Head SON 2018-087 1 Aug 2018 Farallon Escarpment SF 2018-106 22 Aug 2018 Approx. 4 km S of Pt. Fermin LA 2018-115 29 Aug 2018 Tijuana River mouth SD 2018-117 31 Aug 2018 Santa Monica Bay LA 2018-149 13 Sep 2018 Platform Eureka ORA (2) 6 Oct 2018 Platform Ellen ORA (record number not yet assigned) RED-FOOTED BOOBY 2018-085 23 Jul 2018 Approx. 6 km WSW of Dana Point Headlands ORA 2018-090 9-10 Aug 2018 Mission Bay SD 2018-091 9 Aug 2018 Approx. 17.5 km offshore from San Diego River mouth SD 2018-092 12 Aug 2018 Approx. 10 km SW of Huntington Beach Pier ORA 2018-093 12-13 Aug 2018 Moss Landing MTY 2018-094 17 Aug 2018 Mugu Rock and Santa Barbara Channel VEN 2018-095 17 Aug 2018 Approx. 48 km W of La Jolla 2018-096 18-21 Aug 2018 Pt. Loma SD 2018-097 19 Aug 2018 Approx. 45 km WSW of La Jolla 2018-109 25 Aug 2018 Approx. 10.4 km S of Newport Pier ORA 2018-110 25 Aug 2018 Pt. Pinos MTY 2018-111 25 Aug 2018 Approx. 4 km WNW of San Clemente Island LA 2018-112 26 Aug 2018 Imperial Beach SD 2018-113 29 Aug 2018 near Santa Barbara Island SBA 2018-127 1 Sep 2018 Approx. 12 km SW of Huntington Beach Pier ORA 2018-133 1-9 Sep 2018 Oceanside Pier SD 2018-126 3 Sep 2018 Approx. 19 km SW of Huntington Beach Pier ORA 2018-134 3 Sep 2018 Offshore San Diego County SD 2018-135 4 Sep 2018 near Santa Barbara Island SBA 2018-125 5 Sep 2018 Southeast Farallon Island SF 2018-150 17 Sep 2018 Los Angeles Harbor LA 2018-153 18 Sep 2018 Seacliff State Beach SCZ 2018-164 29 Sep 2018 Platform Eureka ORA 2018-168 30 Sep 2018 Approx. 30 km SSW of Four Mile Beach SCZ 2018-178 6 Oct 2018 near Anacapa Island VEN 2018-179 7 Oct 2018 Don Edwards NWR ALA 6 Oct 2018 Platform Eureka ORA (record number not yet assigned) What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the
    CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email ( secretary@... ) , or by using the online
    submission form ( http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html ). Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable)
    photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit That
    really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by a one or few people,
    then send as many photos as possible that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively
    short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please
    contact the secretary if you need to submit a file that is too large for email. Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location,
    at a minimum. Sometimes a photo cant be obtained or vocalizations cant be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that arent preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally,
    this description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate
    a written description. The most important aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation,
    and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used,
    distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present. 
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  5. Got Boobies? We do!! Ventura pelagic trip on 6 Oct 2018 LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:56pm, 12 day(s) ago
    We had a very successful trip out of Ventura today with Island Packers. I had one twisted pelagic fantasy when I loaded my gear on the boat this morning and by 4 pm we had fulfilled it...we had all five North American boobies on one trip!! I imagine we are the first trip to achieve this in the ABA area.
    
    We started at Anacapa Island where we found the continuing Masked Booby on the cliff faces. As we headed south from there we picked up on a distant booby south of Anacapa that we suspected was a Red-footed. Captain Joel floored it and we caught up the the bird, which was indeed a dark morph Red-footed Booby. From there we birded our way down to Santa Barbara Island where we found the continuing Brown Boobies there (80ish birds) with the bonus of a Blue-footed Booby amongst them. As we left the island number five had appeared to elude us, but as we swung around to the east side of the island we encountered a large feeding flock of Black-vented Shearwaters and other birds when soon after the cry of "black-and-white booby" rang out. We put the pedal to the metal one more time and ran down another booby. We eventually got close looks at the bird and noted the orangish bill...Nazca Booby! All five North American boobies on the same day...amazing! Perhaps a once in a lifetime birding event.
    
    Beyond the booby extravaganza, we had good fortune with a number of other birds including several large flock of Black-vented Shearwaters, which totaled in excess of 6,000 birds. These flocks had other shearwaters mixed in including Pink-footed, Buller's, and a Manx; numbers of attending jaegers (Pomarines and Parasitics); and others including Red-necked Phalarope, Common Murre, Cassin's Auklet, and Northern Fulmar. Deeper water south of the northern Islands had more shearwaters including one of the few Sooties we saw all day, Black and Ashy Storm-Petrels (and a Least seen by a few of us), Long-tailed Jaegers, Sabine's Gulls, Common Terns, and a number of Craveri's Murrelets. All in all a day that will be remembered by everyone there. Some birders got all five boobies as lifers, which is completely unfair to those of us that needed 49 years to see them all in the ABA Area. ;-)
    
    Thanks to Island Packers and Captain Joel Barrett for supporting our pelagic endeavors, and the leaders that helped today (Adam Searcy, Hugh Ranson, and Wes Fritz).
    
    We hope to get more trips on the schedule out of Ventura next year.
    
    Cheers
    
    Dave Pereksta
    Ventura
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  7. Masked Booby continues on Anacapa LINK
    DATE: Oct 5, 2018 @ 11:11am, 13 day(s) ago
    The Masked Booby continues on the rocks east of the Anacapa landing cove. Island Packers has trips every weekcheck their website for details.
    
    Adam Searcy
    
    Camarillo, CA
    
    Serpophaga@...
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  9. Searcher Pelagic Results LINK
    DATE: Sep 7, 2018 @ 10:35pm, 41 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    The annual Searcher pelagic trip departed San Diego about noon on Labor Day and was back to the dock Friday morning at 730 AM. Highlights were many. Monday afternoon was spent crossing the 9 mile bank and working our way up the 30 mile. Highlights were excellent looks at a couple of Brown Boobies as well as close passes by a RED-FOOTED BOOBY. Ashy, Black, and Leach's Storm-Petrels, plus a few leaders and participants were able to glimpse and photo one or two LEAST STORM_PETRELS along the way.
    We decided to start day 2 at Santa Barbara Island where we saw the continuing immature NAZCA BOOBY plus about 80 Brown Boobies. From Santa Barbara we worked our way northwest along the Santa Cruz basin, seeing good numbers of Pomarine and Long-tailed Jaegers, Arctic Terns, as well as the expected shearwater species. We were treated to another RED-FOOTED BOOBY not too far from SB Island. In the late afternoon we arrived at a bank south east of San Miguel Island called "The Condor Bank" as it was a fishing spot frequented by the original Condor board from Santa Barbara. Here we encountered large boils of 200lb Bluefin Tuna, and the bird show was spectacular. Several South Polar Skuas, a dozen jaegers, many hundreds of Pink-footed Shearwaters and likely a hundred Arctic Terns. The show was spectacular, and here we found yet another immature NAZCA BOOBY and a couple of Brown Boobies.
    After anchoring near San Miguel for the night, DAY 3 we headed out to The Rodriguez Dome about 30 miles to the west. We departed Miguel about 5 AM, and were on the dome about 730 AM. Just before arriving at Rodriguez we encountered yet another immature NAZCA BOOBY. Exceptional numbers of Buller's Shearwaters, 8 Guadalupe Murrelets (seen well by all onboard) as well as our first Red-billed Tropicbird of the trip were highlights of our day headed south. We had as many as 10 Black-footed Albatross with us at once, and there were several behind the boarWe finished the day at the San Juan Seamount. We encountered dozens of Blue Whales in this deep water as well as some Fin whales, and a couple of cooperative BAIRD"S-BEAKED Whales. Guadalupe Fur Seals were seen regularly. Our first TOWNSEND"S STORM-PETRELS
    DAY 4 was spent traveling traveling from the western edge of the Tanner and Cortez Banks to the San Clemente Island basin. We found a cooperative RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD on the water, as well our first of nearly a dozen COOK'S PETRELS. Leach's Storm-petrels were present in numbers, and we were able to get folks on a handful of TOWNSEND's Storm-Petrels. Inside the Cortez we had the familiar cry of "White Booby behind the boat", and had an immature booby circle the boat. This one seemed to show characters of MASKED BOOBY, but this bird was not as straightforward as the others, so we will be sending photos out to get some expert opinions before putting this one in the books.
    As we approached Sam Clemente we were treated to one of the most spectacular afternoons I have ever spent at sea. Boils of smaller bluefin tuna were everywhere, and there were literally thousands of Pink-footed Shearwaters wheeling about, as well as. hundreds of Arctic and Common Terns, dozens of Sabine's gulls and jaegers were in flight. We also saw about 35 Craveri's Murrelets in this area, some very close to the boat allowing great looks. We poked through flock after flock of birds until dark, eventually getting brief looks at a FLESH_FOOTED SHEARWATER. In the middle of this feeding frenzy we also saw yet another NAZCA BOOBY, this one a full adult.
    The high overcast conditions were also good for migrants, and we had Willow Flycatcher, Macgillvray'a Warbler as well as Orange-crowned, Townsend's, Black-throated Gray as well as multiple cowbirds and several species of shorebird.
    One of the best trips I have done off SoCal and certainly continues the excellent results this year. Thanks to Celia Condit and Captain Art Taylor from Searcher Natural History Tours, my co-leaders Dave Pereksta, Dave Povey, and Rob Hynson. Thanks to all the participants as well.
    Todd McGrath SKUA@... The Woodlands, TX
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  11. MTY PELAGIC REPORT: MASKED BOOBY & EVEN SEAS LINK
    DATE: Aug 28, 2018 @ 10:36am, 51 day(s) ago
    Hello, Calbirders,
    
    This is a report for Shearwater Journeys August 24, 2019 Monterey Bay pelagic trip. We had a fantastic day with calm seas and nearly non-stop seabirds. The most exciting seabird occurred during our return to Point Pinos at the end of the day when leader, Steve Tucker spotted a very distant booby.
    
    An exhilarating chase to keep up with the booby which was often flying through the blows of humpback whales ensued. The booby made multiple passes directly over our bow, thanks to the skill of our captain. We saw it plunge-diving amongst the many feeding seabirds and whales. Many images were made. After reviewing the images, and with input from Peter Pyle and Todd McGrath, the identification is presumed MASKED BOOBY about 10 months of age.
    
    It has been a great year for tropical boobies along the California coast, especially southern California. As we returned to the harbor, everyone was on high alert, hoping for a booby! And, it happened! Im sure this wont be the last booby sighted in Monterey this season.
    
    In addition to the MASKED BOOBY, we found a good assortment of fall seabirds. Highlights included: BULLERS SHEARWATERS, ASHY STORM-PETRELS; POMARINE, PARASITIC, and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS; SABINES GULLS; RHINOCEROS AUKLETS; and a beautiful TUFTED PUFFIN. We saw many HUMPBACK WHALES, 2 traveling BLUE WHALES, RISSOS DOLPHINS, DALLS PORPOISE, and NORTHERN FUR SEALS.
    
    EVEN SEAS: The sea surface temperature remained near 60 F throughout the day. So, although the flat-calm seas and the 60 F SST might tend to make one think that the conditions were good for finding Craveris, Scrippss, or Guadalupe Murrelets, this was not the case.
    Over my four decades of experience, finding these murrelets requires more than just warm water. Two additional conditions are needed: a temperature break and clear water. For instance, on our August 11th Half Moon Bay trip, the SSTs ran from 54 F to 58F over a short distance. And, the 58 F waters were clear. So, we had both a temp break and clear water. And, we found Scrippss Murrelets. Conversely, on this August 24th trip, we had pea soup green water, not clear at all. Of course, there will always be the odd exception, but in general, Ive observed that finding murrelets requires three things: 1. calmer seas, 2. temp break, and 3. clear water.
    
    Our next trip with spaces available is FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 with leaders Christian Schwarz, Alex Rinkert, Jim Holmes, and Debi Shearwater. We will be spending time in Santa Cruz County , a hard county for ticking seabirds! Spaces are available.
    
    The complete species list for AUGUST 24, 2019 SHEARWATER JOURNEYS MONTEREY BAY PELAGIC TRIP:
    All birds were recorded in Monterey County.
    
    COMMON LOON- 1
    BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS- 20
    NORTHERN FULMAR- 15
    PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER- 75
    BULLERS SHEARWATER- 4
    SOOTY SHEARWATER- 8500
    ASHY STORM-PETREL- 26
    ****MASKED BOOBY- 1
    BROWN PELICAN- 80
    BRANDTS CORMORANT- 500
    DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT- 2
    PELAGIC CORMORANT- 2
    WESTERN SANDPIPER- 33
    DOWITCHER SP.- 8
    BLACK TURNSTONE- 2
    SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER- 2
    RED-NECKED PHALAROPE- 125
    RED PHALAROPE- 18
    POMARINE JAEGER- 6
    POMARINE/PARASITIC JAEGER- 4
    PARASITIC JAEGER- 8
    PARASITIC/LONG-TAILED JAEGER- 2
    LONG-TAILED JAEGER- 9
    JAEGER SP.- 10
    HEERMANNS GULL- 40
    CALIFORNIA GULL- 15
    HERRING GULL- 1
    WESTERN GULL- 100
    SABINES GULL- 2
    ELEGANT TERN- 40
    COMMON MURRE- 550
    PIGEON GUILLEMOT- 7
    CASSINS AUKLET- 1
    RHINOCEROS AUKLET- 70
    *TUFTED PUFFIN- 1
    SEA OTTER- +
    CALIFORNIA SEA LION- +
    NORTHERN FUR SEAL- 4
    HARBOR SEAL- +
    BLUE WHALE- 2
    HUMPBACK WHALE- 20
    RISSOS DOLPHIN- 17
    DALLS PORPOISE- 2
    OCEAN SUNFISH- 1
    
    Leaders on the August 24, 2019 trip included: Steve Tucker, Christian Schwarz, Alex Rinkert, Nick Levendosky, Will Brooks, and Debi Shearwater. Many thanks to the keen-eyed leaders and birders from near and far for making this trip possible.
    
    Conditions on this August 24th trip were very different from our first trip on August 3rd where we encountered a strong red tide near shore, and very cold water (51 F, SST).
    
    One thing we can be certain of conditions will change, again. Perhaps, well get some clearing of the high chlorophyll conditions and a temperature break. On the other hand, perhaps, the conditions were just right for the MASKED BOOBY!
    
    Seabirding for Science,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 43 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
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  13. San Diego pelagic: LAYSAN, 2 new RED-FOOTED & new MASKED Boobies, 12 Craveri's, S.P. Skua, B-f Albatross LINK
    DATE: Aug 20, 2018 @ 5:42am, 60 day(s) ago
    The 12-hour pelagic trip from San Diego on Sunday, 19 August, out as far
    
    as the 30-Mile Bank aboard GRANDE and sponsored by Buena Vista Audubon
    
    Society was wildly successful for quality birds. Best for San Diego
    
    waters was the LAYSAN ALBATROSS that plopped down near the boat only
    
    10.5 nm WSW of Sunset Cliffs (Point Loma), on our way back in. Before
    
    that, the best birds had been yet another, new RED-FOOTED BOOBY 24.4 nm
    
    WSW of La Jolla, also sitting on the water near the boat, and a close
    
    fly-by sub-adult MASKED BOOBY at the "182" site on the 30-Mile Bank.
    
    (Both of these birds were recognizably DIFFERENT from the ones we saw in
    
    the same general waters just two days earlier!!) At the end of the day,
    
    we heard that yet another RED-FOOTED BOOBY was riding along on another
    
    fishing boat, so we met that boat at the mouth of the bay and enjoyed
    
    following that bird back to the dock! Combined with the 3 BROWN BOOBIES
    
    seen, we had a three-booby day. A BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS made repeated
    
    passes close to the boat out at the 30-Mile, where there was also a
    
    distant SOUTH POLAR SKUA. And a total of 12 (6 pairs) of flighty
    
    CRAVERI'S MURRELETS were tallied, all well offshore. A BLACK TERN was
    
    seen by some, as was a WHITE-WINGED DOVE as we left the dock in the
    
    early morning. Photos of many of these birds will undoubtedly be posted
    
    by others. Offshore totals for the trip included:
    
    LAYSAN ALBATROSS: 1
    
    BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS: 1
    
    Pink-footed Shearwater: 90
    
    Sooty Shearwater: 2
    
    Black-vented Shearwater: 300
    
    Black Storm-Petrel: 350
    
    Ashy Storm-Petrel: 4
    
    Leach's Storm-Petrel: 15 (high)
    
    Least Storm-Petrel: 0 (a couple "maybe's" that were not seen well
    
    enough or photo'd)
    
    MASKED BOOBY: 1
    
    Brown Booby: 3
    
    RED-FOOTED BOOBY: 2
    
    Red-necked Phalarope: 50
    
    Red Phalarope: 200
    
    Pomarine Jaeger: 5
    
    Parasitic Jaeger: 2
    
    Long-tailed Jaeger: 1
    
    CRAVERI'S MURRELET: 12
    
    Cassin's Auklet: 6
    
    Sabine's Gull: 10
    
    BLACK TERN: 1
    
    WHITE-WINGED DOVE: 1
    
    Blue Whale: 1
    
    The next San Diego pelagic trips are scheduled for 23 September and 21
    
    October. See sandiegopelagics.com for more information.
    
    --Paul Lehman and leader contingent, San Diego
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  15. Red-footed booby on a fishing boat at Point Loma harbor LINK
    DATE: Aug 19, 2018 @ 6:52pm, 60 day(s) ago
    A red-footed booby has been riding on the bow of the sport fishing boat Liberty since yesterday in San Diego Bay harbor all the way to the Coronados islands and now back to San Diego Harbor as of 7 p. M. on Sunday. The boat is moored at Fisherman's Landing at Point Loma which is one Landing north of Point Loma Sportfishing. the San Diego pelagic trip on Sunday was excellent with many good birds, including another, new red-footed booby and a new masked booby and a laysan albatross and 10 Craveri's. Paul Lehman, San Diego
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  17. offshore San Diego: RED-FOOTED & MASKED Boobies, Least Stormies, Craveri's, Long-taileds LINK
    DATE: Aug 17, 2018 @ 3:40pm, 62 day(s) ago
    Several of us headed offshore on Friday the 17th from San Diego for 7+
    
    hours out to the 30-Mile Bank and return. Some good birds found, some
    
    late-summer specialties, and some dead zones. Totals offshore included:
    
    RED-FOOTED BOOBY: a dark-morph bird flew right by the boat 25.9 nm W of
    
    La Jolla. Photos. This bird looks very much like the bird(s) seen a
    
    week or so ago both at the end of the Mission Bay Jetty and offshore
    
    from a whalewatch boat (but which was much closer to shore than our bird).
    
    MASKED BOOBY: a near-adult was sitting on the water also near the
    
    30-Mile Bank, some 23.1 nm W of Point Loma. Photos. It seems as
    
    though, as of late, that Masked has become rarer than Nazca off CA....
    
    Least Storm-Petrel: total of 8, all at or near the 30-Mile Bank. None
    
    closer to shore.
    
    Craveri's Murrelet: total of 6 (plus 2 murrelet sp.), all pairs at or
    
    near the 30-Mile Bank
    
    Long-tailed Jaeger: 2 juveniles, one only 6.6 nm W of La Jolla, and the
    
    other out at the 30-Mile Bank where more typical
    
    Other species seen:
    
    Pink-footed Shearwater: 25
    
    Sooty Shearwater: 1
    
    Black-vented Shearwater: 50
    
    Ashy Storm-Petrel: total of ca. 30 birds is quite high for this late in
    
    the season off San Diego; peak numbers often in late May and June
    
    Black Storm-Petrel: total of 1800 included 1600 in several rafts on
    
    30-Mile Bank
    
    Cassin's Auklet: 3
    
    Pomarine Jaeger: 3
    
    Parasitic Jaeger: 1
    
    Red Phalarope: 100+
    
    Red-necked Phalarope: 40
    
    Sabine's Gull: 3 (incl. 1 juv.)
    
    Western Gull: 50
    
    Elegant Tern: 25
    
    The next scheduled pelagic trip off San Diego is this coming Sunday, but
    
    it is sold out. The next trip after that is in latter September and
    
    still has space. See sandiegopelagics.com for more information.
    
    --Paul Lehman and group, San Diego
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  19. Upcoming pelagic trip out of Ventura on July 15 LINK
    DATE: Jul 3, 2018 @ 10:55am, 4 month(s) ago
     Hi All
    
    This is a reminder that Island Packers is offering a 12-hour
    deepwater pelagic trip from the Ventura Harbor at 7 am on Sunday July 15. This trip will allow us to get to offshore
    waters beyond the reach of most day trips where we will have a chance to see a
    number of outstanding pelagic birds and marine mammals. Our intention is to go southwest from Ventura
    towards San Nicolas Island and the banks, knolls, canyons and other productive
    features in the area. This will give us
    a chance to look for sought after species like Cooks Petrel, Red-billed
    Tropicbird, Least Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Townsend's Storm-Petrel,
    Guadalupe Murrelet and Craveri's Murrelet.
    Our trip to this area last year was outstanding and yielded Cooks
    Petrels, Black-footed Albatross, 45 Craveris Murrelets (!!), Brown Booby, and
    a variety of other pelagic species. Recent pelagic trips out of San Diego have
    found Craveris Murrelets, Nazca Booby, Masked Booby, and Townsends
    Storm-Petrel so there are some great birds in the Southern California Bight at
    the moment. We will decide what our offshore destination will be after
    reviewing oceanographic conditions at the time of the trip, which will help
    determine where the birds and other marine life may be present or concentrated.
    
    Summer trips in July and August coincide with the earlier
    parts of the southbound fall migration of arctic nesting species, the northward
    dispersal of southern nesting species, and the nesting and fledging periods of
    breeding species on the Channel Islands.
    Past trips have found Cooks Petrel (rare), Manx Shearwater (rare),
    Black-footed Albatross, Laysan Albatross (rare), Buller's Shearwater, Leach's
    Storm-Petrel, Blue-footed Booby, Brown Booby, Long-tailed Jaeger, South Polar
    Skua, Scripps's Murrelet, Craveri's Murrelet, Arctic Tern, and a variety of
    other shearwaters, storm-petrels, pelagic gulls and terns, phalaropes, and
    alcids. Patrolling the shoreline of
    Anacapa Island has yielded American Oystercatchers over the last few
    years. Summer is also an excellent time
    for Ashy and Black Storm-Petrels, and Cassin's Auklets. There is often a flock of 1000's of Black
    Storm-Petrels south of the islands that we will attempt to find. A few Rhinoceros Auklets and Common Murres
    should still be around, along with Pigeon Guillemots near the islands. Red-billed Tropicbird is always possible on
    summer trips, although not found every year.
    
    The trip will be on an ultra-fast catamaran that features a
    spacious and comfortable cabin, galley, and excellent viewing from both the
    upper and lower decks. A full contingent of outstanding seabird leaders will be
    present to make sure we see all that is out there. The Captain and crew know how to run birding
    trips and are enthusiastic and helpful.
    In addition, we work hard to creep up on birds and get them in the right
    light...photographers will not be disappointed!
    
    Trips can be booked over the phone by calling (805) 642-1393
    or online at www.IslandPackers.com by clicking the Reserve Trip tab, select the
    Special Trips tab, and select your desired departure. The cost of the trip is
    $195 per adult.
    
    Hope to see you at sea!
    
    Dave Pereksta
    Ventura, CA
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  21. CBRC review and request for documentation LINK
    DATE: Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:38am, 4 month(s) ago
    California birders, The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records in late July. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local
    listservs as appropriate. Thank you. Tom Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee 2018-039 Masked Booby, 1 May 18, Port of Los Angeles, LA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-040 Masked Booby, 1 May 18, San Diego Harbor, SD (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-043 Masked Booby, 13 May 18, off Dana Point Headlands, ORA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-052 Masked Booby, 31 May 18, off Dana Point Headlands, ORA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-058 Masked Booby, 9 Jun 18, Pt. La Jolla, SD (documentation from 2 observers,
    addl documentation requested) 2018-059 Masked Booby, 10 Jun 18, Offshore San Diego County, SD (no documentation received, documentation requested) 2018-063 Masked Booby, 11 Jun 18, Catalina Island, LA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-064 Masked Booby, 7 Jun 18,off Manhattan Beach, LA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-065 Masked Booby, 15 Jun 18, off Long Beach, LA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-036 Nazca Booby, 1-5 May 18, Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve, SD (single observer and specimen, documentation complete) 2018-050 Nazca Booby, 25 May 18, San Nicolas Island, VEN (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-060 Nazca Booby, 10 Jun 18, Offshore San Diego County, SD (no documentation received, documentation requested) 2018-041 Masked/Nazca Booby, 12 May 18, Pt.
    Dume , LA (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-051 Masked/Nazca Booby, 28 May 18, Offshore San Diego County, SD (single observer, documentation complete) 2018-038 Red-footed Booby, 6 May 18, Pt. Cabrillo, SD (single observer, documentation complete) What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may
    be submitted directly to the secretary via email ( secretary@... ) , or by using the online submission form ( http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html ). Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the
    photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit That really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity
    that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by a one or few people, then send as many photos as possible that show the bird
    at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be
    submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to submit a file
    that is too large for email. Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo cant be obtained or vocalizations
    cant be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that arent preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this description should be written as soon after observing the
    bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate a written description. The most important aspect of a written
    description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation, and a description of the bird (size and structure,
    plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions,
    length of time viewed, and other observers present. 
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  23. Origin & age of banded Nazca Booby in San Diego County waters June 10, 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jun 15, 2018 @ 4:21pm, 4 month(s) ago
    On the last San Diego Pelagics
    trip this past Sunday June 10, 2018 we had the good fortune to
    find a subadult NAZCA BOOBY sitting on the water about 8:20am. Per GPS
    readings the exact location 5.5NM west of Imperial Beach and 1.1NM from Mexican
    waters to our south. The booby was spotted just as we motored up very
    close to it, maybe somehow it was hidden behind a swell, and we immediately
    stopped the boat and got very close looks at the bird. The bird
    was so close in fact that when it took off flying, luckily towards us and along the
    starboard side in front of assembled photographers, from the many photos taken
    a metal band could be clearly seen on the right leg. You have to marvel
    at modern camera sensors because images so detailed a
    partial band number could be read. The information on the band appeared
    to show a number or alphanumeric either "734.." or "73A.."
    visible. You can see the photos on our eBird checklist here https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46508705 I checked in with Kimball Garrett
    about the rehabbed Nazca/Masked Booby that had been released at San Pedro, Los
    Angeles County on Oct 9, 2015 but should have read his original email to the
    LACOBIRDS listserv first since this bird banded with USGS metal band on left
    leg. The San Diego
    bird, a subadult evidenced by some dark speckling on the white upperparts, also inconsistent
    considering age. Kimball confirmed the band did not match that of the San
    Pedro released bird with USGS band (with number 1038-26057). A second photo of the San Diego
    Nazca Booby then surfaced showing the band even more clearly and with an upper
    line possibly showing word "ANDER...". I had a hunch about
    where the band may have come from and reached out to Professor Dave Anderson at
    Wake Forest University who has been studying Nazca Booby and other seabirds in
    the Galapagos for the past 35 years. Sure enough, Dave confirmed the band
    originated from his lab and he could trace the partial number (734xx) of this
    Nazca Booby to an immature banded on Isla Espanola, Galapagos Islands, in the
    first half of 2017. He estimates the bird's age at 1 3/4 years old at time
    of sighting here in San Diego. He told
    me they have banded about 25,000 youngsters (Nazca Booby) and this is the
    71st report of one of their banded birds
    but the most northerly by 7 degrees of
    latitude. Dave noted that most band returns are of 1-2 year old
    birds from the Pacific coast of Central America. The age estimate, 21 months, seems low
    perhaps . You can see P7 or P8 growing,
    at least on the right wing, and this would seem to peg the bird, in 2nd-prebasic primary molt, in a 2526
    month age range using a Masked Booby molt pattern shown in Howell, 2010, Molt
    in North American Birds. I looked in Howell
    et al. 2014, Rare Birds of North America, and it states, under Nazca Booby, pp.
    117-11 9, 2nd- prebasic primary molt starting about 14 months
    after fledging, i.e. about 18 months of age. Considering
    the six or seven visible grown primaries, at about a month apiece, this would get us to
    2425 months. Maybe the discrepancy can be accounted for with individual variation or the original estimate is a bit lightweight.
    I will have to look around for Nazca Booby molt publications to understand the variation and check on this again with Dave Anderson . I will be submitting these complete
    details to the CBRC along with photographs showing the band number and plumage
    details of the booby. A credit due photographers Matthew Binns and Todd McGrath capturing images of the band. We have three more pelagics out of
    San Diego planned for 2018. Details can
    be found at the website http://www.sandiegopelagics.com
    and space is still available but August is filling up fast. In addition to Nazca Booby last Sunday we
    also found the much sought-after TOWNSENDS STORM-PETREL photos here https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46508696
    our next trip in August a good opportunity for this species.
    
    --
    Gary Nunn
    Pacific Beach
    
    you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn
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  25. Re: [CALBIRDS] Masked Boobies - white in tail LINK
    DATE: Jan 25, 2018 @ 2:20pm, 9 month(s) ago
    FWIW, Nazca Boobies were quite common attending our cruise ship off Mexico
    
    and Middle America last month. Most were adults. Here are some Nazca Booby
    
    photos including two photos of an immature off Nicaragua.
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/LA2Chile-Dec2017/NazcaBoobyIMG_9258.htm
    
    Scroll down for the immature bird showing fairly extensive white in its
    
    tail. Both photos are of the same individual which I judged to be late in
    
    its first cycle. In my experience bill color seemed to change depending on
    
    light and angle.
    
    On Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:42:37 +0000, "Steve Rottenborn
    
    srottenborn@... [CALBIRDS]"
    
    < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >Hi Alvaro,
    
    >
    
    >You asked whether there were well-documented Masked Boobies with extensive white on the tail. "Extensive" is a matter of interpretation, but here's a photo of a Masked Booby with noticeable white on the central rectrices:
    
    >
    
    > http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/boobies-and-gannets-sulidae/masked-booby#jp-carousel-3739
    
    >
    
    >Also, Bob Pitman sent the CBRC a photo of a subadult Masked Booby with a similar amount of white at the base of the central rectrices. This amount of white in the tail seems to be the exception in Masked Booby, and certainly many Nazca Boobies have more extensive and conspicuous white in the tail. However, the CBRC has been wrestling with some records of subadult Masked/Nazca Boobies with about as much white in the central rectrices as on the bird in the link above, and with adult bill color just barely beginning to show, so we've been interested in whether that amount of white points to Nazca and eliminates Masked - apparently it does not.
    
    >
    
    >Your comments about juvenile Nazca Boobies already showing extensive white in the tail are interesting, and we were wondering whether juvenile Masked Boobies ever show extensive white in the tail or whether juvenile Masked Boobies are always dark-tailed. "Always" and "ever" are tricky words - there is still much we need to learn about variability in Masked and Nazca Boobies, so it may not be possible to know the extremes, but I'd be interested in any photos of juvenile Masked Boobies (i.e., Masked/Nazca types well away from Nazca breeding range) showing white in the central recs.
    
    >
    
    >Steve Rottenborn
    
    >Morgan Hill, CA
    
    >
    
    >
    
    >
    
    >
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  27. Masked Boobies - white in tail LINK
    DATE: Jan 25, 2018 @ 8:42am, 9 month(s) ago
    Hi Alvaro,   You asked whether there were well-documented Masked Boobies with extensive white on the tail.  “Extensive” is a matter of interpretation, but here’s a photo of a Masked Booby with noticeable white on the central rectrices:   http://www.birdspix.com/north-america/boobies-and-gannets-sulidae/masked-booby#jp-carousel-3739   Also, Bob Pitman sent the CBRC a photo of a subadult Masked Booby with a similar amount of white at the base of the central rectrices.  This amount of white in the tail seems to be the exception in Masked Booby, and certainly many Nazca
    Boobies have more extensive and conspicuous white in the tail.  However, the CBRC has been wrestling with some records of subadult Masked/Nazca Boobies with about as much white in the central rectrices as on the bird in the link above, and with adult bill
    color just barely beginning to show, so we’ve been interested in whether that amount of white points to Nazca and eliminates Masked – apparently it does not.    Your comments about juvenile Nazca Boobies already showing extensive white in the tail are interesting, and we were wondering whether juvenile Masked Boobies ever show extensive white in the tail or whether juvenile Masked Boobies are always
    dark-tailed.  “Always” and “ever” are tricky words – there is still much we need to learn about variability in Masked and Nazca Boobies, so it may not be possible to know the extremes, but I’d be interested in any photos of juvenile Masked Boobies (i.e., Masked/Nazca
    types well away from Nazca breeding range) showing white in the central recs.   Steve Rottenborn Morgan Hill, CA          
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  29. AUG 4 & AUG 6 PELAGIC TRIP REPORTS LINK
    DATE: Aug 7, 2017 @ 2:16pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Howdy, Birders,
    
    Shearwater Journeys’ trips departing from Monterey Bay, August 4th and Sausalito to the Farallon Islands, August 6th, encountered extraordinary numbers and variety of seabirds and marine mammals. And, yes, “it’s all about food”— my favorite saying. Monterey Bay is teaming with bait fish and some krill. The area surrounding the Farallon Islands, out to the edge of the Continental Shelf was floor to ceiling in krill. The marine life associated with the prey items was divided accordingly! Both trips enjoyed flat, calm seas with visibility up to 10 miles.
    
    Highlights of our August 4 Monterey Bay pelagic trip included: BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS (8, excellent views), SOOTY (30,000+) and, PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS (34), ASHY STORM-PETREL (2, distant views), RED-NECKED (121) and RED (19) PHALAROPES, LONG-TAILED JAEGER (1, distant view), SABINE’S GULL (including 2 early juveniles, sitting on the water, excellent views), COMMON MURRE (1,025, many dads with chicks), and RHINOCEROS AUKLETS (62, good views). All birds were in Monterey County.
    
    Marine mammals included: BLUE (2), FIN (1), HUMPBACK (12) WHALES; RISSO’S (30) and PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED (100) DOLPHINS, DALL’S PORPOISE ( 8, bow-riding on the head of a blue whale). Other highlights included: MAKO (1, excellent views) and BLUE (4, great views) SHARKS. We retrieved 6 mylar balloons, but could not pick up the floating refrigerator (future potential booby habitat!)
    
    Highlights of our August 6 Farallon Islands pelagic trip included: MASKED (thought to be a sub-adult, hundreds of images), BLUE-FOOTED (1 on Sugar Loaf), and BROWN (1 sitting next to the Blue-footed) BOOBIES , BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS (2); NORTHERN FULMAR (1), SOOTY (10) and PINK-FOOTED (24) SHEARWATERS; RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (2700), and TUFTED PUFFIN (25), CASSIN’S (7000) and RHINOCEROS (10) AUKLETS, COMMON MURRE (18,000). Most birds were in San Francisco County, including the Masked Booby. We looked for the Parakeet Auklet, but did not find it. The Masked Booby flew across our bow shortly after leaving that location. Our excellent captain chased the booby and we had a chance to see it plunge-diving. Hundreds of images were made. A Common Murre was very vocal about this booby’s presence!
    
    Marine mammals included: GRAY (2), BLUE (4) and HUMPBACK (44) WHALES, HARBOR PORPOISE. We stopped the boat and were surrounded by tail-slapping, head-slapping and breaching humpback whales for 360 degrees. The fish finder showed krill from top to bottom along the shelf break. The albatrosses, shearwaters and fulmar flew in while we were sitting around taking photographs. The rather tattered fulmar swam right up to the gunwales. It was a magical marine scene that few will ever encounter. The weather was so good that we headed up to the north islands of the Farallon Island group— something I’ve only done once before.
    
    Spaces are available on the following trips: (leaders may be added to many of these trips)
    
    MONTEREY BAY:
    Aug 25 with Alex Rinkert, Jim Holmes, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 1 with Nick Levendosky, Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 7 with Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Jim Holmes, Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 8 with Mary Gustafson, Jim Holmes, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 10 with Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 14 with Debi Shearwater, TBA
    Sep 22 with Christian Schwarz, Hannah Nevins, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 23 with Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Jim Holmes, Steve Tucker, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 24 with Nick Levendosky, Jim Holmes, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 30 with Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Scott & Linda Terrill
    Oct 8 with Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Scott & Linda Terrill
    
    HALF MOON BAY:
    Sep 2 with Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 3 with Peter Pyle, Steve Tucker, Mary Gustafson, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 15 with Christian Schwarz, Dave Pereksta, Debi Shearwater
    Sep 16 with Steve Hampton, Debi Shearwater
    Oct 7 with Nick Levendosky, Alex Rinkert, Steve Hampton
    
    Many thanks to the wonderful folks, birders and birders-to-be, who joined us on these two fine pelagic trips. The leaders on August 4 included: Nick Levendosky, Abe Borker, Scott Terrill, Will Brooks, John Garrett, Debi Shearwater. The leaders on August 6 included: Gerry McChesney, Alex Rinkert, Christian Schwarz, John Garrett, Will Brooks, and Debi Shearwater.
    
    It IS all about food!
    Shearwaters Forever,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 42 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
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