Monterey Seabirds
October 10, 2010 Seabird Cruise Trip Report


Sunday October 10, 2010

Here is the eBird report for our trip, compiled by Don Roberson:

Location: Monterey Bay pelagic (SCZ Co.)
Observation date: 10/10/10
Notes: Route NW into Bay due to thick fog, crossing mid-Bay into SCZ within 2 hours where fog broke up but it was windy;
over Soquel Cyn, then S to mid-Bay about 12 nmi from Pt. Pinos, continue S to 3 nmi W of Cypress Pt., N to Pt. Pinos
and into Monterey harbor. This checklist is SCZ portion of trip that was>1 nmi offshore, so 2 hours + at midday.
Number of species:


  Black-footed Albatross   1    
  Pink-footed Shearwater     50    
  Buller's Shearwater   5    
  Sooty Shearwater   40    
  Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater    1    
  Ashy Storm-Petrel   3    
  Brown Pelican   1   well offshore
  Brandt's Cormorant   2   well offshore
  Red-necked Phalarope   25    
  Red Phalarope   30    
  Sabine's Gull   20    
  Heermann's Gull   5    
  Western Gull   200    
  California Gull   250    
  Herring Gull (American)   1   adult
  Arctic Tern   2    
  Common/Arctic Tern   2    
  Parasitic Jaeger   3    
  jaeger sp.   1    
  Common Murre   20    
  Cassin's Auklet   70    
  Rhinoceros Auklet   15    
  Tufted Puffin   1   flew around boat over Soquel Cyn; photo'd

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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