Pelagic trip report:
Tuesday, July 27, 2013

8 hours offshore 26 miles, 0700-1500
From Newport, Oregon

Boat: Enterprise
Captain Dave DeBelloy
Newport Tradewinds Charter

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

Guides: Greg Gillson, Russ Namitz, Tim Shelmerdine


A bit foggy to start limited our numbers early, then cleared. Highlight was a rare summer LAYSAN ALBATROSS.

Species list:

Bay:
Common Loon 1
Brandt's Cormorant 40
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Pelagic Cormorant 10
Heermann's Gull 3
Western Gull 25
California Gull 40
Glaucous-winged Gull 2
Common Murre 4
Pigeon Guillemot 10
Rock Pigeon 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Crow 2
Harbor Seal 5

Offshore 0-5 miles going out:
Heermann's Gull 1
Western Gull 40
California Gull 80
Common Murre 350
Pigeon Guillemot 10
Tufted Puffin 2

Offshore 5-25 miles:
Black-footed Albatross 2
Pink-footed Shearwater 3
Sooty Shearwater 8
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 7
Red Phalarope 2
Sabine's Gull 6
Western Gull 1
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull 3
Long-tailed Jaeger 1
Common Murre 12
Rhinoceros Auklet

Chum at 200 fathoms about 26 miles offshore:
LAYSAN ALBATROSS 1 
Black-footed Albatross 15
Northern Fulmar 8
Pink-footed Shearwater 4
Sooty Shearwater 5
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 12
Sabine's Gull 3
Western Gull 5

Back to port, 25-5 miles offshore:
Black-footed Albatross 1
Northern Fulmar 7
Pink-footed Shearwater 5
Sooty Shearwater 5
Red-necked Phalarope 7
Red Phalarope 1
Western Gull 5
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Common Murre 35
Cassin's Auklet 3
Rhinoceros Auklet 1
Tufted Puffin 1

Return to port via Yaquina Head, 5-0 miles offshore:
Surf Scoter 30
White-winged Scoter 1
Western Grebe 35
Clark's Grebe 1
Brandt's Cormorant 100
Pelagic Cormorant 35
Turkey Vulture 1
Black Oystercatcher 2
Black Turnstone 15
Heermann's Gull 40
Western Gull 50
California Gull 40
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Common Murre 5000
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet 9
Harbor Seal 20

Return to port, Yaquina Bay:
Brandt's Cormorant 15
Pelagic Cormorant 45
Turkey Vulture 1
Western Gull 50
California Gull 70
Common Murre 15
American Crow 1


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