[Tweeters] FIRST WESTPORT SEABIRDS PELAGIC TRIP OF 2019
blabar at harbornet.com
Mon Mar 4 08:02:24 PST 2019
The first Westport Seabirds pelagic trip of the year is Saturday, March 16, and there are a few spaces still available. March is an interesting month offshore, still mostly the winter avifauna, but with the possibility of the first spring migrants appearing. Several recent offshore scientific surveys have noted Laysan Albatross almost daily, and recently a couple of Parakeet Auklets were observed. Other species that are expected at this time of year include several gull species, alcids including Ancient Murrelet and few tubenoses. Fulmars, normally the commonest tubenose in winter, have been very scarce offshore this winter according to the scientists, which means that any tubenose we see out there could be interesting. And, there are always some marine mammals present. the highlight of the recent surveys has been a couple of sightings of Baird’s Beaked Whales.
If you are interested, contact Phil or Chris Anderson directly at pmand001 at comcast.net. For further information, check out the Westport Seabirds website at www.westportseabirds.com.
Bill Tweit and Bruce LaBar
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