[Tweeters] Neah Bay Pelagic Trip, Saturday, Aug 30

Boekelheide bboek at olympus.net
Mon Aug 18 00:13:39 PDT 2014

Hello, Tweeters,

We have scheduled a pelagic seabird trip out of Neah Bay on Saturday, August 30, aboard the 62’ Windsong, and we have room for more birders. Of course nothing is guaranteed, but our route will traverse offshore areas that have had an excellent variety of birds on other late-summer trips -- northwest from Neah Bay to Swiftsure Bank, then southwest over the continental shelf break and the Juan de Fuca Canyon, returning to Neah Bay in late afternoon. The Windsong is berthed at Makah Marina, the main marina at Neah Bay. Departure time will be 8:30 am. The fee is $125, cash only, collected when boarding. We have 20 spaces available. The Windsong is similar to the Monte Carlo used for Westport Seabird trips. For reservations or further information contact Denny Van Horn [dennyvanhorn at gmail.com] or Bob Boekelheide [360-808-0196]

We’ve taken this boat out this year and have been pleased with its performance, the skipper, and crew. The outing is of course weather dependent with cancellation at the skipper’s discretion. Like with any pelagic trip, we expect a variety of conditions -- wet, wind, waves, clouds and/or sun.

Accommodations in the area include campgrounds at Hobuck Beach and Cape Motel, along with several motels, although space may be limited on Labor Day weekend. Neah Bay area this time of the year can be a birding candy store, not only for pelagic birds but vagrants as well. It’s anticipated that this trip will fill quickly, so make your reservations asap.

Denny Van Horn and Bob Boekelheide

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