Rare birds seen on Bird Guide Pelagic trips

And a few other marine mammals of note

Most recent first - with Oregon Bird Records Committee (OBRC) numbers given where applicable. Click on the date link to read the trip report, possibly showing additional photos.

Ashy Storm-Petrel Ashy Storm-Petrel, May 18, 2014 Third Oregon record. Photo by Greg Gillson.
Photos by Bob Archer Short-tailed Albatross, February 22, 2014
Scripps's Murrelet Scripps's Murrelet, August 2, 2013 (no longer a review species). One of 5 birds present. Photo by Greg Gillson.
Mottled Petrel Mottled Petrel, December 8, 2012 (no longer a review species). Photo by Ryan Abe.
  Parakeet Auklet, December 8, 2012, 2 birds (no longer a review species).
Brown Booby Brown Booby, October 6, 2012, 5th Oregon record (OBRC #115-12-05, Accepted). Photo by Noah Strycker.
Scripps's Murrelet Scripps's Murrelet, September 15, 2012 (no longer a review species). Photo by Greg Gillson.
Horned Puffin Horned Puffin, May 5, 2012 (no longer a review species). Photo by Greg Gillson.
Yellow-billed Loon Yellow-billed Loon, May 5, 2012 (no longer a review species). Photo by Greg Gillson.
Blue Whale Blue Whale, October 22, 2011. Photo by Wayne Hoffman.
Black-throated Blue Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler, October 8, 2011 (no longer a review species), 1 male. Photo Jesse Hampton.
Elegant Tern, September 10, 2011 (no longer a review species), 5 birds
Xantus's Murrelet, September 10, 2011, (no longer a review species), 1 bird (Tim Shelmerdine)
Humpback Whale Humpback Whale, October 2, 2010. Photo Greg Gillson. Not rare, but fun!
Scripps's Murrelet Scripps's Murrelet, September 12, 2009, 1 pair Scripps's (025-09-17, Accepted). Photos by Greg Gillson. 11th accepted Oregon record.
Manx Shearwater, September 12, 2009 (David Mandell, not seen well enough to submit to OBRC)
Manx Shearwater, April 18, 2009 (Greg Gillson, not seen well enough to submit to OBRC)
Wandering Albatross Wandering Albatross, September 13, 2008 (083.1-08-01, Accepted). First state record, 2nd North American record. Photos by Greg Gillson)
Horned Puffin, August 16, 2008 (no longer a review species)
Elegant Tern, August 16, 2008 (no longer a review species), 3 birds
Great Shearwater Great Shearwater, August 9, 2008 (089-08-01, Accepted, first state record, photos by Dan Barton)
Manx Shearwater Manx Shearwater, March 1, 2008 (090-08-12, Accepted)
Xantus's Murrelet, October 6, 2007, 1 pair (not seen well enough to submit to OBRC)
Sperm Whale Sperm Whale, September 22, 2007, 3 individuals
Scripps's Murrelet Scripps's Murrelet, August 25, 2007, 2 pairs (025-07-16, Accepted). 10th accepted Oregon record. Photo by Greg Gillson.
Horned Puffin Horned Puffin, March 25, 2007 (no longer a review species), 7 birds (several photos). Photo by Bruce Craig.
Blue Whale Blue Whale, October 14, 2006, 2 animals. Photo Tim Shelmerdine.
Manx Shearwater Manx Shearwater, September 30, 2006 (090-06-11, Accepted). 7th accepted Oregon record, 2nd photographed. Photos by Jay Gilliam.
Short-tailed Albatross Short-tailed Albatross, March 18, 2006 (082-06-11, Accepted). 9th accepted Oregon record. Photo Troy Guy.
Manx Shearwater, October 2, 2004 (Tim Shelmerdine, not seen well enough to submit to OBRC)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel, September 13, 2003 (109-03-03, Accepted)
Manx Shearwater, May 20, 2003 (090-03-08, Accepted)
Manx Shearwater Manx Shearwater, March 1, 2003 (090-03-07, Accepted). 5th accepted Oregon record; first photographed. Photo by Steve Shunk.
Xantus's Murrelet, October 5, 2002 2 pairs and a single submitted in 3 records (025/026-02-08, -09, and -10, all Accepted as Xantus's/Craveri's Murrelet)
Shy Albatross White-capped (Shy) Albatross, October 7, 2001 (082.2-01-02, Accepted). 2nd Oregon record, 6th North American record. Photo by Wayne Hoffman.
Xantus's Murrelet, August 10, 2001 (025-01-10, Accepted)
Short-tailed Albatross Short-tailed Albatross, March 24, 2001 (082-01-08, Accepted). 6th accepted Oregon record. Photo by Tim Shelmerdine.
Short-tailed Albatross, October 21, 2000 (082-00-07, Accepted)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater, October 2, 1999 (096.1-99-02, first live state record, Accepted)
Brown Booby, October 3, 1998 (115-98-01, Accepted first state record)
Xantus's Murrelet, September 12, 1998 (not seen well enough to submit to OBRC)
Horned Puffin, April 4, 1998 (no longer a review species), 2 birds
Shy Albatross White-capped (Shy) Albatross, October 5, 1996 (082.2-96-01, Accepted). First state record; 2nd North American record. Photo by Tim Shelmerdine.
Xantus's Murrelet, October 7, 1995 (025/026-95-02, Accepted as Xantus's/Craveri's Murrelet)


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