Bruce LaBar blabar at harbornet.com
Mon Jun 10 11:09:24 PDT 2019

Our next pelagic trip is scheduled for next Saturday. June’s a very interesting time to be out at sea. Our Arctic breeders will probably not have started their journey south, but we could encounter a few. What I noticed most from looking at our June trips for the last 20 years is some of the unusual sightings.

We’ve had multiple sightings of Laysan Albatross and two of Short-tailed Albatross. We’ve seen South Polar Skuas on several trips, Ancient Murrelets with young, 8 Scripp’s Murrelets one time, a Great Shearwater and our only sighting of a Ashy Storm-Petrel. We’ll be looking for Leach’s Storm-Petrels in the deeper water, along with the expected Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels. Other common birds in June are Black-footed Albatross, Pink-footed and Sooty Shearwaters, Cassin’s and Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Tufted Puffin and Northern Fulmar.

There are still spaces available for this trip. To make reservations and learn more, please visit our website at www.westportseabirds.com

Hope to see you this Saturday,
On behalf of Westport Seabirds,
Bruce LaBar
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