Pelagic trip report:
Saturday, September 1, 2007

5 hours
From Charleston, Oregon, offshore 12 nautical miles.
For the Oregon Shorebird Festival.

Seas gentle, light winds. High 68 F.

Boat: Betty Kay
Captain Kathy

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

Guides: Greg Gillson, Tim Shelmerdine, Tom Snetsinger, Stacy Strickland


Shrimping boat. Birds were rather sparse until we encountered a group of shrimpers and draggers. Photo by Greg Gillson.


A Pink-footed Shearwater splashes in for a landing. Photo by Greg Gillson.


A Black-footed Albatross investigates us. Photo by Greg Gillson.


Here is a dark brown Northern Fulmar. Photo by Greg Gillson.


Here is a dark gray Northern Fulmar. Photo by Greg Gillson.


Here is a gray-winged white-bodied Northern Fulmar. Photo by Greg Gillson.


A dragger attracts albatrosses, fulmars, and gulls. Photo by Greg Gillson.


A dozen Arctic Terns rest in the rigging. I've never seen this before! Photo by Greg Gillson.


A Pink-footed Shearwater glides past. Photo by Greg Gillson.


Back near the foggy shore we spend a few minutes near a Gray Whale. Photo by Greg Gillson.

Species list

Surf Scoter 35
Red-throated Loon 5
Black-footed Albatross 65
Northern Fulmar 130
Sooty Shearwater 25
Pink-footed Shearwater 75
Buller's Shearwater 3
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Brandt's Cormorant 250
Pelagic Cormorant 30
Black Turnstone 3
Red-necked Phalarope 30
Red Phalarope 15
Pomarine Jaeger 3
Parasitic Jaeger 2
Long-tailed Jaeger 10
jaeger (sp.) 12 (distant)
Heermann's Gull 1
California Gull 25
Western Gull 60
Sabine's Gull 12
Arctic Tern 25
Common Murre 15
Pigeon Guillemot 5
Rhinoceros Auklet 3
Cassin's Auklet 5

Gray Whale 2
Dall's Porpoise 4
Steller's Sea Lion 2 (many more at Simpson Reef)
California Sea Lion 10 (many more at Simpson Reef)
Harbor Seal 3

Ocean Sunfish 1


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