Fort Bragg Pelagic Trip

Charlene McAllister

The weather was cooperative for the Mendocino Coast Audubon Pelagic trip
out of Noyo Harbor on Saturday September 13th - mostly sunny with calm
wind and light seas. Water temperature was 50 degrees and we traveled
out 17 miles. Highlights of the trip included South Polar Skuas,
Black-vented Shearwater, good looks at Pomerine and Parasitic Jaegers
along with Elephant Seals and a great show by Blue Whales.

Pacific Loon 1
Common Loon 2
Black-footed Albatross 50
Northern Fulmar 20
Pink-footed Shearwater 100
Buller's Shearwater 15
Sooty Shearwater 500
Black-vented Shearwater 1
Brown Pelican 2
Brandt's Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Pelagic Cormorant 15
Red-necked Phalarope 2500
Red Phalarope 20
South Polar Skua 3-5
Pomarine Jaeger 30
Parasitic Jaeger 30
Long-tailed Jaeger 4
Heerman's Gull 55
California Gull 1000's + (a great majority first year birds)
Western Gull 1000s
Glaucous-winged Gull 2
Arctic Tern 1
Caspian Tern 2
Common Murre 200
Cassin's Auklet 500
Rhinoceros Auklet 20
Tufted Puffin 1
Wandering Tattler 2
Black Turnstone 5

California Sea Lion 6
Steller's Sea Lion 1
Northern Elephant Seal 2
Harbor Seal 1
Blue Whale 6
Harbor Porpoise 1

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