26 October 2002

Newport, Oregon, to Perpetua Bank out to 40 miles offshore, Lincoln County. 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Bird Guide, Inc. guides Greg Gillson and Troy Guy were invited on a trip to Perpetua Bank set up by seabird biologist students and faculty at Oregon State University. The weather was incredibly nice.

Large numbers of BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES, NORTHERN FULMARS, and CASSIN'S AUKLETS. A new Oregon record high number 7 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATERS. An aggressive LAYSAN ALBATROSS came right up to the boat for chum and remained almost an hour.

Calm waters revealed 8 species of marine mammals highlighted by two pair of splashing HUMPBACK WHALES and a single feeding herd of 400-600 PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS.


Total trip list
Common Loon                 8
Red-throated Loon           1
Pacific Loon                4
Western Grebe               1
Red-necked Grebe            1
LAYSAN ALBATROSS            1
Black-footed Albatross      340
Northern Fulmar             2500
FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER     7
Pink-footed Shearwater      120   
Sooty Shearwater            75   
Buller's Shearwater         100   
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel    4   
Pelagic Cormorant           10   
Double-crested Cormorant    45
Brandt's Cormorant          60
goose (sp.) (Canada?)       400
Green-winged Teal           1      
White-winged Scoter         80   
Surf Scoter                 250
Black Turnstone             2  
Red Phalarope               15   
Pomarine Jaeger             15   
Parasitic Jaeger            1   
jaeger (sp.)                5   
Bonaparte's Gull            6
Heermann's Gull             25   
Mew Gull                    34   
California Gull             250      
Herring Gull                26
Thayer's Gull               3   
Western Gull                450
Glaucous-winged Gull        20     
Common Murre                75
Pigeon Guillemot            50
Marbled Murrelet            9
ANCIENT MURRELET            5  
Cassin's Auklet             1500     
Rhinoceros Auklet           120     

Dall's Porpoise             50
Pacific White-sided Dolphin 500
Harbor Porpoise             10
California Sea Lion         30
Steller's Sea Lion          3
Harbor Seal                 3     
Humpback Whale              4
Minke Whale                 1

Ocean Sunfish               15   


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