Pelagic trip report:
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

9 hours offshore 26 miles, 0700-1600
From Newport, Oregon

Seas: bumpy with moderate swell from west and northwest; light wind.

Boat: Misty
Captain Robert Waddell
Newport Tradewinds Charter

The Bird Guide, Inc.

Guides: Tom Snetsinger, David Mandell, Greg Gillson, Shawneen Finnegan, Tim Shelmerdine

As expected for late summer/early fall, total numbers of birds were low, but we had most of the expected species.

We'll have to keep an eye on the way this fall season shapes up. Last year numbers of jaegers, Arctic Terns, and Sabine's Gulls were very low. No change so far this year to last year's pattern.

Species list:

Brant 4
Harlequin Duck 1
Surf Scoter X
Pacific Loon 1
Common Loon 1
Black-footed Albatross 5
Northern Fulmar 5
Pink-footed Shearwater 40
Sooty Shearwater 193
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 15
Brandt's Cormorant 110
Double-crested Cormorant 11
Pelagic Cormorant 20
Brown Pelican 6
Turkey Vulture 4
Bald Eagle 1
Black Turnstone X
Red-necked Phalarope 21
Red Phalarope 2
Heermann's Gull 70
Western Gull 126
California Gull 228
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Arctic Tern 3
Common Murre 2335
Pigeon Guillemot 45
Marbled Murrelet 2
Cassin's Auklet 5
Rhinoceros Auklet 10

harbor seal 4
humpback whale (spout) 1