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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">Here is the response I got from the
Of course no guarantee but looks like they would give it a go if
there were 11 folks as indicated. I have had three people contact
me for a go. One cannot go until Thursday. If they see the bird
again tomorrow, I would give it a go if there is enough
<b>If you are seriously interested please contact me offline.</b><br>
We saw the Horned Puffin again today near Davis Point (south end of Lopez Island) at about 11:30 AM. It appeared to be feeding. It would dive for 1-2 minutes and then pop up within about 50 yards. We also encountered a Parasitic Jaeger near Hein Bank this afternoon. Pretty awesome day for birds.
I am happy to organize a trip specifically searching for the Horned Puffin if there is enough interest. Of course, it is hard to say what the chances of finding it again are. If we were to try to go to the same area at approximately the same time of day then this Wednesday, the 17th at 11 AM, would be my next available trip. To do a birding oriented tour, instead of our standard whale/wildlife tour, I would need a commitment from at least 11 people (or the cost equivalent) fairly early tomorrow. The boat that I have available at that time is the Western Explorer (27' Rigid Hull Inflatable), which seats up to 15. The cost per person for a 3 hour tour is $99 plus taxes and the departure time is 11 AM, although we could go earlier.
There may be other options as well (boats, departure times, trip duration). Feel free to give us a call in the morning.
Captain Ivan Reiff
Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours
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