6 October 2002

Newport, Oregon, to Perpetua and Heceta Banks, Lincoln and Lane Counties. 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Trip leaders: Tim Shelmerdine, Jamie Simmons, and Greg Gillson

Generally good birds, but strong north wind with lots of spray and wave splash on the return trip. A juvenile SOUTH POLAR SKUA followed the boat at close range for about 8 minutes (over 1 mile at 14 knots).


Trip list and numbers:
A = Yaquina Bay (out/return)
B = nearshore to 3 miles
C = 3-32 miles offshore (to 40 miles WSW of Newport) (including 2 chum stops in Lincoln Co.)
D = Lane County (32 miles off Heceta Head) E = return to Port (Lincoln Co.)
                            A   B    C     D    E
Common Loon                 X   1    -     -    -
Pacific Loon                -   2    -     -    -
Western Grebe               X   -    -     -    -
Black-footed Albatross      -   -    70    30   20
Northern Fulmar             -   5    100   80   70
Pink-footed Shearwater      -   -    40    12   40
Sooty Shearwater            -   50   50    5    15
Buller's Shearwater         -   -    10    2    8
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel    -   -    2     15   -
Pelagic Cormorant           X   -    -     -    -
Brandt's Cormorant          X   -    -     -    -
Double-crested Cormorant    X   -    -     -    -
Brown Pelican               X   -    -     -    -
White-winged Scoter         -   25   -     -    -
Surf Scoter                 -   35   -     -    -
Peregrine Falcon            1   -    -     -    -
Black Trunstone             X   -    -     -    -
Surfbird                    X   -    -     -    -
Sanderling                  1   -    -     -    -
Red Phalarope               -   -    -     1    -
SOUTH POLAR SKUA            -   -    1     -    1
Pomarine Jaeger             -   -    -     3    -
Parasitic Jaeger            -   -    1     1    -
Bonaparte's Gull            X   -    -     -    -
Heermann's Gull             X   -    -     -    -
California Gull             X   60   70    30   45
Herring Gull                -   -    -     -    -
Western Gull                X   40   35    4    15
Sabine's Gull               -   -    -     1    -
Common Murre                -   35   5     -    -
Marbled Murrelet            -   1    -     -    -
Cassin's Auklet             -   -    80    3    70
Rhinoceros Auklet           -   -    15    8    8
Rock Dove                   X   -    -     -    -
Belted Kingfisher           X   -    -     -    -

Dall's Porpoise             -   -    3     4    -
Harbor Porpoise             -   2    -     -    -
California Sea Lion         X   -    -     -    -
Harbor Seal                 X   -    -     -    -
Northern Fur Seal           -   -    -     1    -



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