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Upcoming San Diego pelagic birding trips for Apr., May, and June, 2022

Upcoming San Diego pelagic birding trips for Apr., May, and June, 2022
By – 8:03 am
San Diego pelagics have three Buena Vista Audubon sponsored pelagic trips this spring.All are aboard the 80ft. “Legacy” out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay. Passenger loads are limited to 55, with several leaders.April 24, 2022  This is a 6 hour Sunday trip to the local canyons and banks off San Diego. A shorter trip than others, but still allows coverage of the inshore waters frequented by many seabirds and other marine life. Expected species include Scripps’s Murrelet. Cassin’s and Rhinoceros Auklets, Northern Fulmar, Pink-footed, Sooty, and Black-vented Shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, Red Phalarope, Brown Booby.May 14, 2022  This is a 10-12 hour Saturday trip that may extend west to the farthest reaches of San Diego Co. waters, and may even enter briefly into Los Angeles Co.  The “On the water time” here allows for a more thorough coverage of the various banks and deeps, for both the expected and less numerous species found slightly farther offshore, Expected species include all those from the April trip’s, plus  Ashy Storm-Petrels, and Sabine’s Gull. Then those areas give us a better chance for a possible Black-footed Albatross, Red-billed Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, Perhaps even Laysan Albatross.June 12, 2022  This is a 10-12 hr. Sunday trip, with a similar route as the May trip. Expect much the same species as in May, with a somewhat lower likelihood of Scripps’s Murrelet. Then the possibility of picking up the first of several summer species such as Craveri’s Murrelet, and slight chance for a Cook’s Petrel .For further details on these trips and future trips in the July to Oct., time frame  Visit sandiegopelagics.com.You may book directly online at www.sdwhale.com  ( be sure you are on the Legacy Whale Watch site ).Push on the red “BOOK NOW” button to see the schedule (both whale-watching and birding). Then scroll down to the date you wish to book. Hit “CLICK HERE” and then “MAKE YOUR RESERVATION”You may also call Seaforth Sportfishing Landing during regular business hours (619) 224-3383Thanks, and I hope we will see you onboard!Dave PoveySan Diego Pelagics