This tentative report for the San Diego portion of the Searcher five day pelagic trip.
Sept. 5, 2016 Point Loma to the Nine Mile Bank, north along the Bank then across to the L.A. co. portion of the Thirty Mile Bank west of La Jolla.
About five hours. Complete numbers, and break down by segment will be posted to eBirds in the next couple of weeks .
Black-footed Albatross 1 - 17 n. miles west of La Jolla
Pink-footed Shearwater - numerous
Sooty Shearwater 2
Black-vented Shearwater - abundant
Black Storm-Petrel - numerous
Leach's Storm-Petrel - small number < 12 some may have been in L.A. co.
Least Storm-Petrel 4-5 near Thirty Mile Bank S.D.co.
Brown Booby 3
Red-necked Phalaropes - numerous
Pomarine Jaeger - 7-8
Parasitic/Long-tailed Jaeger 1
Craveri's Murrelets 5 -together at the north end of the Nine Mile Bank 12 n.m. of Point Loma.
Sabine's Gull 1
Common Tern - numerous
Elegant Tern - numerous
Sept. 9, 2016 returning to Point Loma across the Nine Mile Bank at day break 1hr.- 1hr. 15 minutes
Pink-footed Shearwater - 1
Black-vented Shearwater 50-60
Black Storm-Petrel 50+
Leach's Storm-Petrel - 1
Least Storm-Petrel 5-6 seen over the Nine Mile Bank and as close as 5 n. miles from Point Loma.
Brown Booby 1- buoy # 3 off S.D. Bay
Common Tern 25-30
Elegant Tern 15
Todd McGrath, Dave Pereksta, Shawneen Finnegan, and myself as leaders,
A full report will come from Searcher Natural History Tours and Todd to calbirds.