Craveri’s Murrelets are here, for the June 12, 2022 San Diego pelagic trip
By – 12:36 pm
Recent search trips in the ocean off San Diego and Los Angeles have found that Craveri’s Murrelets are now present. June is our best chance to see and compare Scripps’s and Craveri’s Murrelet. These two similar species can be separated with decent looks, and it’s nice when they can be compared on the same day.Scripps’s Murrelets are about to disperse out of the local breeding grounds off to the northwest. Craveri’s Murrelets are doing the same thing, from the breeding grounds in Mexico, and disperse into our area. During the recent warm water years Craveri’s Murrelets have even pushed up beyond San Diego and they became a little tougher for us to locate on later season trips.The Buena Vista Audubon sponsored pelagic trip this Sunday, June 12, 2022, out of Mission Bay Should place us about right.The current weather and seas forecast looks quite good and should help us out in spotting these species. Of course we still expect the regular pelagic birds and hope a rarity or two. Can we say an early Cook’s Petrel.We will be aboard the 80ft. Legacy out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay. Spaces are available. Call 619 224-3383or go to www.sdwhale.com. Please be at the landing, parked and checked in by 6:30 a.m.Trip details, and expected species can be checked out on wwwsandiegopelagics.com.I have also heard that a few Blue Whales have been seen locally, and although not our focus we wouldn’t avoid them either.Dave Poveywww.sandiegopelagics.com.Dulzurap.s. if you are planning to be on the July 16th, 2022 Cook’s Petrel chase trip and have not signed up yet. I would not waste time, at last check this morning, there were only 4 spaces left.