SoCal Pelagic Schedule 2003
"...for I have seen the Albatross fly"
Here is the "story so far"... the SoCal pelagic schedule for 2003, so far as I know it.
Most trips are Saturdays, and various
co-leaders include some of SoCals best
seabirders. Amongst which are the likes of
David Pereksta, Don DesJardin, Kimball Garrett,
Todd McGrath, Peter Cantle, Mike San Miguel,
Michael J. San Miguel Jr., Dr. Barney Schlinger, and cetacean expert Bernardo Alps. Other guest leaders will often be present to help you see
and identify everything.
To sign up for these trips, or to find out costs, etc.,
please contact the sponsors. Donít shoot me, Iím just
a volunteer leader, not the organizer!
Tell Ďem Mitch sent you! :)
LAAS is using the fantastic high speed, high tech
Condor Express for some trips. If LAAS is the
listed sponsor, sign up through them... If
Condor Express is the listed sponsor go directly
to them to sign up for their trips...
Captain Ron Hart e-mail:
Condor Captains: (805)896-7489
Sea Landing (Condor reservations)805-963-3564
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 37 sps. of pelagics, surely a
record for a single person and year in socal!
I saw 28 sps. in 2001, and 32 on the 2000 trips.
An excellent assortment is always possible in SoCal....
This 2002 total included both Albatrosses,
EIGHT species of Shearwaters, SIX sps. of Storm
-Petrels, EIGHT sps. of Alcids, TWO "Skua Slams", MURPHY'S and a Cookilaria Pterodroma Petrels,
and the first ever socal STREAKED Shearwater!
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 2003 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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