Mitchís Pelagic Schedule 2002
Here is the "story so far"... the schedule for 2002,
so far as I know it. These are all LAAS trips. Other
dates have not been set yet. (e.g. Arguello/deepwater)
They are all Saturdays, and various co-leaders like
Dave Pereksta, Kevin Larson, and Kimball Garrett
will be present - they wouldn't leave you
with just me !
To sign up for these trips, or to find out costs, etc.,
please contact the sponsors. Donít shoot me, Iím just
a LOWLY volunteer leader, not the organizer!
Tell Ďem Mitch sent you! :)
There will be some deepwater trips scheduled on
the new high speed catamaran, the
probably for a Laysan and Alcid trip, and
a Spring trip for Cook's and Murphy's.
Dates are as follows:
All trips from 4-5 a.m. to 8-10 p.m.
Captain Mat Curto: (805) 693-1138
Captain Ron Hart e-mail:
Los Angeles Audubon Society Website
Phone: (323) 876-0202
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mitch's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year on a dozen trips I led, I found/saw/directed
the boat to about 28 sps. of pelagics, down slightly
from the 32 species found in 2000. Still an excellent
assortment is always possible in SoCal....
This 2001 total included both Albatrosses, five species
of Shearwaters, four sps. of Storm-Petrels, six sps.
of Alcids, THREE "Skua Slams"!, and Dark-rumped Petrel!
Soon we hope to have a graph up for you to see exactly
how many, what dates .... but the books are good
guides of when things are here most of the time.
Not all seabirds have seen a copy, however!
SoCal Seabird Abundance Calendar
for monthly approximate status.
These 2002 dates and destinations have been selected
to see all possible expected SoCal pelagic species
as well as maximizing the most important factor:
MEGA RARITY potential.
....would love to see you asea!
Your pelagic fanatic,
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