Friday, August 31, 2018

August 25 Pelagic -- more Laysans and Short-taileds, full list

Oregon Pelagic Tours had another very successful pelagic on Saturday, August 25. Here is the complete trip report of our 12 hour pelagic out of Newport on the Enterprise, with Skipper Dave DeBelloy.  Route: Birding the bay, out to draggers 31 miles out, out to 50 miles and 1000 fathoms, cruising deep water, and return.  Excellent weather, perhaps even too little wind at deepwater chum stop. Guides: Tim Shelmerdine, Shawneen Finnegan, David Mandell, Russ Namitz.
All birds, including bay
Surf Scoter 7                                                               Northern Shoveler 5
American Wigeon 2                                                    Northern Pintail  8
Semipalmated Plover 1                                              Ruddy Turnstone 1
Western Sandpiper 6                                                  Red-necked Phalarope 11
Red Phalarope 55                                                       Wandering Tattler 1
Pomarine Jaeger 3                                                      Parasitic Jaeger 1
Long-tailed Jaeger 10                                                  jaeger (sp.?) 4 
Common Murre 132                                                     Pigeon Guillemot 7
Marbled Murrelet 2                                                      Cassin’s Auklet 9
Rhinoceros Auklet 24                                                   Sabine’s Gull 16
Heermann’s Gull 3                                                        Western Gull 169
California Gull 227                                                        Western x Glaucous-winged Gull 2
Common/Arctic Tern 2                                                 Laysan Albatross 3          
Black-footed Albatross 711                                           Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 82
Northern Fulmar 640                                                     Pink-footed Shearwater 266
Buller’s Shearwater 52                                                  Sooty Shearwater 42
Short-tailed Shearwater 2                                             Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater 3
Brandt’s Cormorant 98                                                  Pelagic Cormorant 50   
Double-crested Cormorant 90                                      Brown Pelican 11
Great Blue Heron 2                                                       Turkey Vulture 3
Peregrine Falcon 1                                       
Other fauna
Gray whale 1                                                                    humpback whale 2
Harbor porpoise 2                                                            Dall’s porpoise 4
Pacific white-sided dolphin 80                                        northern fur seal 13
Steller’s sea lion 12                                                          California sea lion 8
Harbor seal 1                                                                     blue shark 30