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San Diego Audubon Bird Festival pelagics trips.

Subject: San Diego Audubon Bird Festival pelagics trips.


Hello all,

The San Diego Audubon 2019 Bird Festival is approaching quickly. The Festival  dates are Feb. 27, to Mar. 3, 2019.

Among the many field trips, expert speakers, vendors, fun activities, and sales items, are three days of local pelagic trips.

These trips are aboard the modern 85 ft. New Seaforth out of Mission Bay. The trips will explore local waters that

may include the Nine Mile Bank, Point Loma, and La Jolla. Trips are about to 7-7.5  hrs. The boat is relatively dry and excellent

for photography.

We've had fairly good success in finding expected winter seabirds, such as our local specialties Black-vented Shearwater,

Brown Booby and Scripps's Murrelets. Occasionally we get rarities such as the Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (2-25-18) seen on

one of our trips last year. Other winter visitors vary year to year, such as Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed Shearwater, Red

Phalaropes, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, Common Murre,  Cassin's and Rhinoceros Auklets. Bonaparte's, Glaucous-winged,

Herring, Mew, and other gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Royal and Elegant Terns.

Early March is also a good time to see Gray Whales, and several other species marine mammals.


The New Seaforth's captains are knowledgeable of local waters, and safe boat operations. Each trip will have several leaders to help get

you on the birds. Food and drinks are available for purchase onboard.


These trips are filling  quickly, and I suggest you contact San Diego Audubon soon if you wish to coming along with us.

The trips are Friday March 1st ( only one spot left )., Saturday the 2nd. , and Sunday the 3rd.

See details at, , no bookings are handled by the Seaforth Landing.


See you at the Festival,

Dave Povey





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