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SD Bird Festival Saturday pelagic trip

4:28 pm

The San Diego Bird Festival Saturday pelagic trip aboard “New Seaforth” out to the Nine-Mile Banks area was blessed with almost smooth seas. An American X Black Oystercatcher was on the Mission Bay jetties. Species seen once a mile or so offshore were as follows:
Eared Grebe  1
Pomarine Jaeger  2
Parasitic Jaeger  3
Common Murre  6
Scripps’s Murrelet  14
Cassin’s Auklet  5
Rhinoceros Auklet  20
Bonaparte’s Gull  125
Heermann’s Gull  18
Western Gull  150
California Gull  11
Glaucous-winged Gull  1
Forster’s Tern  1
Royal Tern  2
Elegant Tern  1
Pacific Loon  2
Black-vented Shearwater  470
Brown Booby  4
Brandt’s Cormorant  130
Brown Pelican  35
Also: American X Black Oystercatcher 1, Surfbird 40, Black Turnstone 6, Gray Whale 4, Minke Whale 1
–Paul Lehman, Dave Povey, Bruce Rideout, Tom Blackman, Nancy Christensen, Peter Ginsburg, San Diego