Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Shorebird Festival Pelagic -- yes!

The Shorebird Festival is going to take place after all, and Oregon Pelagic Tours is pleased to provide a 5-hour pelagic trip. This trip will be from 7am-12pm on Sunday, September 22, and run out of Betty Kay Charters in Charleston. We have a smaller boat, and have to deal with a price increase,so the 2019 price will be $100. This is always a very popular trip, and we see many of the species seen on our longer Newport trips. There are only have 18 spaces available to us, so birders wishing to take this short but great pelagic will want to register soon.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hawaii to Vancouver, Spring 2020

Calling all Pelagic Enthusiasts!  

Travel with Oregon Pelagic Tours as we cross from the Hawaiian Islands to Vancouver, British Columbia in May, 2020. We are finalizing details, but we plan to offer landbirding on at least one of the islands we will be visiting, then share our knowledge of seabirds as we spend 5 days crossing the Pacific Ocean between the Hawaiian Islands and Vancouver. We have personal experience with the seabirds of this cruise, two of us have made a round-trip to Hawaii and back in the fall. This is a unique opportunity that other companies/organizations are not offering! 

Tentative Schedule: 
May 1 --  We meet at the cruise ship dock and board the ship. The cruise ship departs Honolulu at 11:00 pm.  
May 2 -- Lahaina, Maui. Birding Haleakala and time for shopping/sightseeing. 
May 3 -- Nawiliwili, Kauai. We are only here about 6 hours total, so will see if we can arrange any birding opportunities. 
May 4-8 -- Days at sea. Exciting. We will be on deck in hopes of seeing many exciting birds: Bulwer's, Cook's, Bonin, and Hawaiian Petrels, among others; Brown and Red-Footed Boobies; Black-footed and Laysan Albatross; Red-tailed and White-tailed Tropicbirds, Christmas, Newall's, and other Shearwaters; various marine mammals. 
May 9 -- Victoria, BC. Details TBA.
May 10 -- Land in Vancouver and disembark. Tour ends. 

Other details: 
Participants will make their own stateroom arrangements with the cruise line. (PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS YET! 
Participants are responsible for their own travel to Honolulu and from Vancouver. 
Participants will pay a separate fee to Oregon Pelagic Tours for their ondeck wildlife observing experience, summaries of the day's sightings each evening, and land excursion(s).  For those who are interested, we will be having a group dinner each evening. 
Please do not make any travel arrangements until we are sure the trip will go. 

Questions or interest? 
Please email Tim at

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 18 Trip Full

Once again our spring pelagic trip has reached maximum capacity.  This popular trip has sold out for the third year in a row. Please consider joining us for our fall season. We offer 8 hour trips out of Newport on August 18, September 14, and October 26, and one 8 hour trip out of Garibaldi on September 29. Longer trips (all out of Newport) include our 12 hour trip on August 24, and our 10 hour trip on October 6. Finally, we close our season with a 7 hour winter pelagic on December 7.