Mendocino Audubon Pelagic Trip


Charlene McAllister
 

May 4th Pelagic Trip out of Fort Bragg started out wet and cold, but
turned into a sunny day as we headed out to sea. We went out 24 miles
and the highlights of the trip included 2 LAYSAN ALBATROSS, RIGHT-WHALE
DOLPHINS, A LAUGHING GULL and an abundance of BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS,
SOOTY SHEARWATERS, and WESTERN GULLS. Great looks were had of POMERINE
JAEGERS and PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS.

Full species list


Red-throated Loon - 10


Common Loon- 5


Western Grebe-25


Laysan Albatross-2


Black-footed Albatross-750


Northern Fulmar 250


Pink-footed Shearwater


Sooty Shearwater -2000


Brandt's Cormorant 5


Pelagic Cormorant-5


Double-crested Cormorant 2


Red-necked Phalarope 250


Red Phalarope-1000


Pomarine Jaeger-25


Bonaparte's Gull -5


California Gull-100


Western Gull-1000


Glaucous-winged Gull-5


Sabine's Gull-50


Laughing Gull-1


Arctic Tern-2


Common Murre -250


Pigeon Guillemot-2


Cassin's Auklet-10


Rhinoceros Auklet-15


Long-billed Curlew


Northern Right-whale Dolphin 50+


Pacific White-sided Dolphin 300+


California Sea Lion -15


Ocean Sunfish -1


Blue Shark-3





By-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella) - Millions!



Charlene McAllister- MCAS
charmac@mcn.org

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