Saturday, January 28, 2017

Intro to Pelagic Birding -- Coming in May!

Oregon Pelagic Tours is very happy to present a new tour in 2017.  The goal is to spot seabirds as they nest along our shores, migrate through our waters as they head north to their breeding grounds, or visit our offshore waters to feed.  This 6 hour spring tour is perfect for beginners and experienced pelagic birders alike. We will cruise to Yaquina Head to observe the seabirds breeding there, then head out to sea deep enough to observe the impressive albatross.  Come join us!

Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 Winter Pelagic cancellation

The January 28 winter pelagic did not generate sufficient registration or sign-up to go.  A number of people were apparently considering going, however within two weeks before the departure date (our normal time frame for making decisions on whether or not to go out), only one person had made their payment.  Some late interest gave us hope that the trip would go, but it was a case of too little, too late. So please, if you think you might like to go out with us, please email me with your contact information, and mail in your payment in a timely manner.  Oregon Pelagic Tours is proud to provide trips off the Oregon Coast, and hopes to be able to do so for some time to come.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What will we see in 2017?

Obviously, we cannot answer that question until we get out there.  Who would have thought at this time last year that both our deepwater pelagic trips in 2016 would see HAWAIIAN PETREL?  A number of years ago, the Oregon Lottery had an ad campaign based on the point that you can't win if you don't play.  Regardless of your feelings about state-sponsored gambling, the point is valid, and it works the same for pelagic trips.  There are some birds you will not see unless you get out on a boat.  And you never know which trip will have those extra-special birds.  Fortunately, seabirds are cool no matter what we find.  In any case, we hope to see you on the boat this upcoming year!  Our first trip will take place on January 28.  Check out the Schedule and Prices page for more details.