Sunday pelagic addendum (Least S-P) and Borrego cormorant access
Sunday's San Diego pelagic trip did indeed record at least 1 Least Storm-Petrel, a bird out at the 30-Mile Bank in a group of Black Storm-Petrels photographed by Suzanne Detwiler at 12:26 PM–in case anyone else on the boat took photos at that moment! There could be an additional bird or two during the day; but so far, photos can confirm only this one individual.
As stated by Nancy C. in her post earlier today concerning the Borrego Springs Neotropic Cormorant, access at De Anza Club is problematic. In fact, it is somewhat worse than problematic. For many years we were allowed to walk the roads and the edge of the golf course for the annual Borrego CBC, but that changed starting 2 or 3 years ago, and the management now doesn't want us there at all. So, the best course of action would be to say that if you have already seen Neotropic Cormorant in San Diego County and don't absolutely, positively "need" to see this bird, it would be best to give it a "pass." Best not to stir the pot and potentially cause any renewed problems, even if one is standing on a road–albeit a private road, I believe.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports