Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August 12 Pelagic -- Sightings


8 hour pelagic out of Newport on the Enterprise, with Skipper Dave DeBelloy.  Birding the bay, out to draggers 30 miles out, out to 35 miles and return.  Guides: Tim Shelmerdine, Russ Namitz, Bob Archer. Huge flocks of birds around fishing vessels.
All birds, including bay: 
Surf Scoter 1                                                     Red-necked Grebe 1
Rock Pigeon 5                                                   Red-necked Phalarope 12
Red Phalarope 171                                           Red-necked/Red Phalarope 150
South Polar Skua 1                                           Pomarine Jaeger 2
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger 1                             Long-tailed Jaeger 1
Common Murre 226                                          Pigeon Guillemot 55
Marbled Murrelet 8                                           Cassin’s Auklet 3
Rhinoceros Auklet 5                                         Sabine’s Gull 6
Heermann’s Gull 2                                            Western Gull 86
California Gull 170                                            Glaucous-winged Gull 2
Arctic Tern 2                                                      Common/Arctic Tern 2
Common Loon 1                                                LAYSAN ALBATROSS 2
Black-footed Albatross 865                              Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 517
Northern Fulmar 1575                                      Pink-footed Shearwater 992                       
FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER 1              Buller’s Shearwater 22  
Sooty Shearwater 41                                         SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER 4
Brandt’s Cormorant 70                                     Pelagic Cormorant 62     
Double-crested Cormorant 75                          Brown Pelican 10
Cliff Swallow 2                                                                                                                                        
Other fauna:
Gray whale 1                                                      humpback whale 1
Harbor porpoise 2                                              Steller’s sea lion 6
California sea lion 8