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Baja California fishing trip birds

I am just off a 7 day fishing trip that spent most of the time in Mexican waters, but the last day in California waters above the border. 

Once we were within 22 n. miles of San Diego, but on the Mexican side of the line.

Birding, at times, was very good, and as usual there were dead times.
Highlights were:
Cook's Petrels   18
Laysan Albatross   2
Buller's Shearwater  13
Townsend's Storm-Petrel  3
Red-billed Tropicbird   1
Masked / Nazca Booby    4
South Polar Skua  1
Long-tailed Jaeger    1-2
Craveri's Murrelet    6-8
Sabine's Gull    55
Distances are estimated, and  in nautical miles
Aug. 1, 2020    B.C. ,  Mexico   22-35 n.m. from S.D.
Craveri's Murrelet   2
jaeger sp. ( Long-.tailed. or Parasitic).
Aug. 2, 2020  B.C. Mexico   35 n.m. off Pt. Colenet 110 n. miles from Pt. Loma south bound to about 180 n.m. south
Laysan Albatross   1
Black-footed Albatross   20
Cook's Petrel   16
Buller's Shearwater   13
Pink-footed Shearwater   2500
Sooty Shearwater  600
Black-vented Shearwater  100
Leach's Storm-Petrel    85
Townsend's Storm-Petrel    3
Black Storm-Petrel   35
Red-billed Tropicbird  1
Masked / Nazca Booby  2 ( pos. 2nd year juvy. Dark hood, dull gray/green bill, white belly, dark upper wing with blotches of white. Four seen for the trip.  All identical plumage).
Red Phalarope   1
Red-necked Phalarope  14 
Long-tailed Jaeger    1    (adult)
Craveri's Murrelet    4
Sabine's Gull  45 (actual count)
Mourning Dove   1
Cliff Swallow   1    (rode the boat all night of the 8-2, left morning of the third).
Aug. 3, 2020   San Benito Is. B. C. Mexico. 290 n.m southeast of Pt . Loma
Brown Booby    4
Masked / Nazca Booby    1   (see above MABO / NABO note)
Black-vented Shearwater    12   ( a nesting location, so appears they are mostly done there ).
Aug. 4, 2020   B. C. Mexico  Northbound about 200 n.m. southeast  of Pt Loma 25 n.m form the beach
Cook's Petrel    1
Black-footed Albatross    60+    ( every kelp paddy had multiple BFAL . One kelp had 22, another 14, 0ne at 8 and another 6. These birds feeding on, and fighting over long strings of flying fish eggs that were attached
                                                     to the floating kelp).
Pink-footed Shearwater  25
Sooty Shearwater    1
Leach's Storm-Petrel   20
Black Storm-Petrel  4
Brown Booby    1
Masked / Nazca Booby    1
Aug. 4, 2020      Inshore 10-12 miles south of San Martin Is. B. C. Mexico 
Black-vented Shearwater    500
Sooty Shearwater   1
Brown Pelican  70
Pomarine Jaeger   1
Mourning Dove   1
Aug. 5, 2020       north bound B. C. Mexico    25-30 n. miles offshore, 40 n. miles below Pt. Loma
Cook's Petrel   1
Laysan Albatross   1
Black-footed Albatross   4
Pink-footed Shearwater   175
Sooty Shearwater   20
Black-vented Shearwater   1
Leach's Storm-Petrel   6
Black Storm-Petrel      35
Ashy Storm-Petrel    1
Brown Booby   3
Pomarine Jaeger   1
jaeger sp.   1
Cassin's Auklet  1
Heermann's Gull    4   ( all birds of the year)
Sabine's Gulls    9
Common Tern   2
Elegant Terns   250

Aug. 6, 2020      South and west of Coronado Is. B. C. Mexico
PInk-footed Shearwater   250
Sooty Shearwater    45
Black-vented Shearwater    3
Leach's Storm-Petrel   6
Black Storm-Petrel     9
Murrelet sp.   2
Heermann's Gull    3  ( all birds of the year)
Sabine's Gull    1
Common Tern    1
Elegant Tern    500

Aug.  7, 2020     U.S. waters L.A. Co.     30 – to 60 n.m west of Pt. Loma.
Pink-footed Shearwater    140
Sooty Shearwater   80
Black Storm-Petrel  4
Phalarope sp.   5
South Polar Skua    1
Pomarine Jaeger   1
jaeger sp.   1
Hermann's Gull    1    (bird of the year)
Common Tern   1
Elegant Tern   500

Dave Povey
Dulzura
p.s. The August 16, 2020 pelagic can be booked online at www.sdwhale.com. or call Seaforth Sportfishing Landing at 619 224-3383

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