February 5, 2000

9 hours out of Yaquina Bay to Perpetua Bank, 33 miles west of Yachats

Birds  
Red-throated Loon 3
LAYSAN ALBATROSS 7
Black-footed Albatross 11
Northern Fulmar 60
Short-tailed Shearwater 1
Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater 4
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 1
Surf Scoter 101
Mew Gull 37
California Gull 6
Herring Gull 113
Western Gull 2
Glaucous-winged Gull 10
Black-legged Kittiwake 4
Common Murre 158
Ancient Murrelet 1
Cassin's Auklet 25
   
Other marine species  
Gray Whale 2
Harbor Porpoise 1
Dall's Porpoise 2
Pacific White-sided Dolphin 5
California Sea Lion 1
Northern Fur Seal 1


Trip report:

Saturday, February 5, 2000
9-hour Perpetua Bank trip
Port: Newport, Oregon
From Yaquina Bay west 20 miles to the "Chicken Ranch" (where do
the fishermen come up with these names?), then south 20 miles to
the outside of Perpetua and Heceta Banks (42 nautical miles SW 
of Yaquina Bay and 33 nautical miles off Yachats, Oregon).
Trip leaders: Greg Gillson and Tim Shelmerdine
Assistant: Jamie Simmons

Yaquina Bay (departing, return):

Common Loon 10, 3
Red-necked Grebe 3, 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3, 0
Brandt's Cormorant 3, 0
Pelagic Cormorant 20, 5
Brant 4, 0
Harlequin Duck 0, 4
Black Scoter 2, 0
Surf Scoter 40, 30
White-winged Scoter 1?*, 0
Bufflehead 0, 1?*
American Coot 0, 2*
Black Turnstone 5, 0
Surfbird 5, 4
Rock Sandpiper 2*, 0
Mew Gull 4, 0
Western Gull 20, 0
Rock Dove 20, 0
Belted Kingfisher 1, 0
American Crow ?, ?
European Starling 0, 250
California Sea Lion 6, 6
Harbor Seal 5, 0

* = seen by only a few individuals


Ocean (Perpetua Bank chum stop, everywhere else):

Red-throated Loon 0, 3
Black-footed Albatross 2, 9
LAYSAN ALBATROSS 4, 3
Northern Fulmar 45, 15
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER 0, 1*
Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater 0, 4
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 1, 0
Surf Scoter 1, 100
Mew Gull 2, 35
California Gull 4, 2
Herring Gull 40, 73
Western Gull 1, 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 5, 5
Black-legged Kittiwake 1, 3
Common Murre 0, 158
ANCIENT MURRELET 0, 1
Cassin's Auklet 0, 25
Pacific White-sided Dolphin 0, 5
Harbor Porpoise 0, 1
Dall's Porpoise 0, 2
Gray Whale 0, 2
California Sea Lion 0, 1
Northern Fur Seal 0, 1

* = seen by only a few individuals

Specific birds:

Black-footed Albatross (all were immatures): 3 at fishing boat
10 miles off Yaquina Bay (2 of which followed us most of day),
3 at the Chicken Ranch chum stop, 2 en route to the south, 2
at Perpetua Bank chum stop, 1 on the return about 10 miles from
Yaquina Bay.

Laysan Albatross: 1 at the Chicken Ranch chum stop, 1 en route 
to the south, 4 at Perpetua Bank chum stop, 1 on the return trip
about 15 miles from Yaquina Bay.

Northern Fulmar: 1 at fishing boat, 3 at Chicken Ranch chum 
stop, 1 en route, 45 at Perpetua Bank chum stop, 10 on the 
return back to port.

pelagic birding