Thursday, November 28, 2019

Oregon Pelagic Tours 2020 Proposed Schedule

I am waiting to hear back from our charter, but here is the schedule Oregon Pelagic Tours is hoping to run in 2020. 

February  9 – Winter Seabirds (8 hours) (Pacific Seabird Group)
February 16 – Winter Seabirds (8 hours (Pacific Seabird Group)
May 31 – Spring Seabirds (8 hours) (Michigan tour)
July 18 – Summer Seabirds (6 hours)
August 16-- Early Fall Seabirds (8 hours)
August 29 – Fall Deepwater (12 hours)
September 12 – Newport Fall Seabirds (8 hours) (WINGS)
September 12 – Ilwaco Fall Seabirds (8 hours) (OBA)
September 13 – Ilwaco Fall Seabirds (8 hours) (OBA)
(Date TBD)– Shorebird Festival Pelagic (5 hours, Charleston) 
September 26 –Fall Seabirds (8 hours)
October 4 – Perpetua Bank Pelagic (10 hours)
October 24 – Late Fall Seabirds (8 hours)
December 5 – Winter Pelagic (7 hours)

December 6 -- Weather date for Winter Pelagic (7 hours)

Several groups have reached out to us to provide tours in 2020. These tours are not exclusive, and are open to all. 

We are hoping to keep our tour prices where they were, and will be setting them soon. 

December Trip Almost Full

Our December trip only needs good weather to be successful! We have a nearly full boat, a full complement of guides, and are just waiting on the weather.  Only 3 spaces left as of Thanksgiving Day. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

December 7 Pelagic Confirmed!

We reached the point where I felt comfortable confirming our last pelagic of 2019 with the charter office, and weather permitting, this trip will go. 
Why would anyone choose to go out on a NE Pacific pelagic in December? Several reasons. 
1. Winter pelagics are not that common, so we are still doing a little bit of exploration, and learning what birds are around this season. 
2. The past two years we have had three species of albatross (Black-footed, Laysan, and Short-tailed), and hope to repeat that again this year. 
3. We have an outside chance at a pterodroma, Mottled Petrel. Full disclosure: this species has been seen exactly once on pelagics off Oregon. We will be lucky to find this species, but our odds are a lot better on the boat than on land! 
4. We have a possibility of finding  Parakeet Auklet -- not an easy species to see south of Alaska. We had one last year. 
5. You get to do an Oregon Pelagic Tours pelagic! Friendly guides, who want to share their knowledge with you, and who look forward to making sure your day on the ocean is as good as it can be. 
There is still space available on this tour.  Join us on the ocean!