[Tweeters] Neah Bay pelagic trips Aug 5 & Sept 9

Chris West swallowtailedkite at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 16:25:03 PDT 2017

Hi Denny,

I would like to reserve a spot on the Aug 5 pelagic.


On Jul 4, 2017 12:22 PM, "B Boekelheide" <bboek at olympus.net> wrote:

> *2017 Neah Bay Pelagic Trips / Saturdays, August 5th & Sept 9th*

> Once again we have organized two pelagic bird trips on the M/V Windsong

> out of Neah Bay. We plan to head through the west entrance of the Strait of

> Juan de Fuca, travel WNW to Swiftsure Bank, and then, depending on

> conditions, either further west or else SSW along the edge of the Juan de

> Fuca Canyon, with a return route by the coast and Tatoosh Island before

> returning to Neah Bay.

> The MV Windsong is similar to the MV Monte Carlo of Westport Seabirds. It

> can accommodate twenty or more birders with ease. Boarding time is 8am,

> estimated return to harbor around 4pm. Cost of the trip ($160 cash) will be

> collected when you board. Departure from NB is of course weather-dependent

> and at the discretion of Windsong's skipper - fingers crossed, we’ve had

> good weather on Aug & Sept trips in the past.

> For reference: accommodations in the NB area include, but are not limited

> to: Butler's Motel (360-640-0948 <(360)%20640-0948>), Bullman Beach Inn

> (360-645-2306 <(360)%20645-2306>), The Inn at Neah Bay (360-374-2225

> <(360)%20374-2225>), Cape Resort/ cabins (360-645-2250 <(360)%20645-2250>),

> and there is always space at Hobuck Beach Campground [Got a tent?].

> From the Sequim area, travel time to Neah Bay is about 2.5+ hours; from

> Port Angeles 2+ hours. From the Kingston and/or Winslow ferry-docks give

> yourself 4-5 hours, depending on stops and traffic.

> What might we find? On past trips in August and September have found large

> feeding flocks at Swiftsure Bank with shearwaters, gulls (particularly

> Sabine’s), phalaropes, alcids, jaegers, skuas, and terns. The unexpected?

> You never know, but last year two Brown Boobies joined the feeding flocks.

> There were so many Humpback whales we couldn't count them, some feeding

> right beside the boat, along with other marine mammals as well.

> If interested and want more info, contact Denny Van Horn with an email.

> Denny will take your reservation on one or both of these pelagic outings

> aboard the MV Windsong. Once you make your reservations Denny will send you

> more specific information.

> See you out there August 5th and/or September 9th!

> Good birding,

> Denny Van Horn <dennyvanhorn at gmail.com> 360-406-1584 <(360)%20406-1584>

> and Bob Boekelheide <bboek at olympus.net> 360-808-0196 <(360)%20808-0196>

> Dungeness, WA


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