Westport Seabirds Pelagic Trips 2002
rtshaw80 at home.com
Thu Nov 1 07:52:07 PST 2001
Westport Seabirds has released its 2002 year schedule of pelagics off
Westport, Washington State.
2001 was a great year offshore with some great rarities such as Washingtons
3rd modern record of SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS on 1/27/01, and 2nd state record
of WILSONS STORM-PETREL on 9/6/01. It was a banner year for SOUTH POLAR
SKUAS as well, with a high count of 21 being seen on 9/22/01. For more
information on numbers and of species seen throughout the year visit:
See www.westportseabirds.com for next years schedule and how to sign up.
The first trip will be January 19th. Our last two January trips have been
very productive with 3 Albatross species days occurring in 2000 with 6
LAYSANS and a SHY ALBATROSS with the more expected BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS.
And in 2001 with 7 LAYSANS and a SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS with a lone
BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS. Other birds that should be seen are Short-tailed
Shearwater, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Cassin's Auklets, and Ancient Murrelet.
Past 4 years of trip results have been posted thus far:
Also included on the website are numerous (yet still adding more)
photographs of both pelagic birds, and cetaceans.
Any problems/questions about the website, please let me know!
Cheers and good birding
Ryan Shaw spotter/webmaster Westport Seabirds
Rtshaw80 at home.com
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