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Mitchís Pelagic Schedule 2001

Here is my schedule for 2001, a seabird oddysey.
My "eyes-for-hire" [ will bird for boat ride :) ]
will be at your service working in hyperdrive, as well
as running my bird location and identification
software (hardwired at birdth) on the
following dates this year.

The four Condor Cruises from Santa Barbara to the
Arguello Canyon area are 24-hour deepwater trips
searching for Pterodromas, Albatross, and
mega-rarities. Iíve seen it all at Arguello!!!
The six L.A. Audubon Society trips are day
trips with various ports and destinations.


DATESPONSORPORTDURATION / TYPE OF TRIP
January 20CondorSta. Barb.24-hr. Deepwater - Arguello Canyon
Laysan & Alcids
February 17LAASSan Pedro8-hr. Beginner or Year-lister
Black-vented Shearwater & Alcids
April 28CondorSta. Barb.24-hr. Deepwater
Cooks & Murphy's targets
June 9LAASVentura10-hr. Sta. Cruz Island
Island Jay
August 18LAASSan Pedro20-hr. "Tropicbird Trip"
Long, but good
18 sps. in Y2K
September 8LAASVentura12-hr. outside Channel Islands
September 29CondorSta. Barb.24-hr. Deepwater - Arguello Canyon
October 13LAASSan Pedro12-hr. L.A. County waters
November 3CondorSta. Barb.24-hr. Deepwater - Arguello Canyon
Stejneger's or Cook's Petrels
November 17LAASSan Pedro8-hr. Beginner or Year-lister
Black-vented Shearwater


Bernardo Alps will be co-leading ALL the condor trips,
and most/all LAAS trips. To sign up for these trips, or to
find out costs, etc., please contact the sponsors.
Donít shoot me, Iím just a leader, not the organizer!
Tell Ďem Mitch sent you! :)

Contacts:

Condor Cruises
Captain Matt Curto: (805) 693-1138
Captain Ron Hart e-mail:
4HARTS@101Freeway.com

Los Angeles Audubon Society Website
email: laas@LAAudubon.org
Phone: (323) 876-0202
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mitch's email: birdfish@earthlink.net

Bernardo's email: whalephoto@earthlink.net


Last year on nine trips I led, I found/saw/directed
the boat to all 32 species of SoCal "pelagics" normally
possible. This included both Albatrosses, six species
of Shearwaters, five sps. of Storm-Petrels, seven sps.
of Alcids, a "Skua Slam", a Booby, two Tropicbirds
and three Pterodromas (individuals, not species).

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!

These 2001 dates and destinations have been selected
to do the same (see it all possible expected
SoCal pelagic species) this year, as well as
maximizing the most important
factor: mega-rarity potential.

....would love to see you asea!

Your pelagic fanatic,
Mitch





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