Pelagic trip report:
Saturday, February 22, 2014

8 hours
From Newport, Oregon, to 30 miles west of Newport.

Boat: Misty
Captain Robert Waddell
Newport Tradewinds Charter

The Bird Guide, Inc.
http://thebirdguide.com/

Guides: Tim Shelmerdine, Tom Snetsinger, David Mandell, Shawneen Finnegan, Russ Namitz


Another successful trip targeting LAYSAN ALBATROSSES. This trip found one early in the trip heading out. At one chum stop a juvenile (~10 months old) SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS sat down to join other BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES for close photo oportunities and enjoyment! This is our 3rd record of Short-tailed Albatross in February/March.

Other "winter" specialties included BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES and ANCIENT MURRELETS.

Photos from the trip and a brief report by Bob Archer is here.

Species list:

Newport pelagic--Yaquina Bay, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater Scaup 15
Surf Scoter 15
Red-throated Loon 1 Fly over
Common Loon 8
Horned Grebe 3
Red-necked Grebe 5
Western Grebe 1
Brandt's Cormorant 10
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Pelagic Cormorant 25
Bald Eagle 1 Fly over
Black Turnstone 3
Mew Gull 10
Western Gull 50
California Gull 5
Glaucous-winged Gull 10
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 20
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Peregrine Falcon 1 Fly over
Common Raven 2
eBird checklist


Newport pelagic--nearshore 0-5 miles, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 7:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
15 species

Surf Scoter 100
White-winged Scoter 3
Red-throated Loon 12
Common Loon 1
Red-necked Grebe 1
Western Grebe 15
Brandt's Cormorant 2
Pelagic Cormorant 15
Common Murre 800
Marbled Murrelet 4
Rhinoceros Auklet 1
Mew Gull 5
Western Gull 10
California Gull 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 2
eBird checklist


Newport pelagic--5-30 miles offshore, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 8:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
23.0 mile(s)
13 species (+1 other taxa)

Pacific Loon 1
Laysan Albatross 1
Black-footed Albatross 2
Northern Fulmar 100
Pomarine Jaeger 1
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger 1
Common Murre 300
Ancient Murrelet 30
Cassin's Auklet 40
Rhinoceros Auklet 2
Black-legged Kittiwake 10
Western Gull 10
California Gull 1
Herring Gull 5
eBird checklist


Newport pelagic--Newport Sea Valley chum stop, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
7 species

Black-footed Albatross 1
Northern Fulmar 20
Black-legged Kittiwake 3
California Gull 1
Herring Gull 4
Thayer's Gull 2
Glaucous-winged Gull 3
eBird checklist


near halibut hill and chicken ranch, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Black-footed Albatross 15
Short-tailed Albatross 1
Northern Fulmar 100
Rhinoceros Auklet 1
Black-legged Kittiwake 3
California Gull 2
Herring Gull 5
Thayer's Gull 2
Glaucous-winged Gull 2
eBird checklist


Newport pelagic--5-30 miles offshore, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
25.0 mile(s)
6 species

Northern Fulmar 50
Common Murre 300
Ancient Murrelet 5
Cassin's Auklet 35
Black-legged Kittiwake 4
Herring Gull 4
eBird checklist


Newport pelagic--nearshore 0-5 miles, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
9 species

Surf Scoter 15
Red-throated Loon 2
Brandt's Cormorant 5
Pelagic Cormorant 10
Common Murre 200
Western Gull 10
California Gull 1
Herring Gull 2
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
eBird checklist


Newport pelagic--Yaquina Bay, Lincoln, US-OR
Feb 22, 2014 3:05 PM - 3:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater Scaup 2
Surf Scoter 30
Long-tailed Duck 2
Bufflehead 6
Common Goldeneye 6
Barrow's Goldeneye 1
Common Loon 4
Horned Grebe 2
Red-necked Grebe 2
Eared Grebe 1
Brandt's Cormorant 10
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Pelagic Cormorant 25
American Coot 1
Mew Gull 2
Western Gull 50
California Gull 10
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
eBirdchecklist


Pelagic Birding Trips