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SD Bird Festival Pelagic Trips X3 totals

The San Diego Bird Festival hosted 7-hour pelagic trips on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 1-3, aboard the "New Seaforth." Unpleasant weather and sea conditions on Saturday forced the trip to be cut short two hours. Here is a listing of the totals of offshore species only, with a couple jetty exceptions, and leaving out some common species such as most gulls, cormorants, pelicans, etc.

Pink-footed Shearwater:  1, 3, 0

Black-vented Shearwater:  4550, 1250, 10,000

Brown Booby:  10, 9, 3

Red Phalarope:  0, 0 , 2

Pomarine Jaeger:  3, 1, 6

Parasitic Jaeger:  2, 3, 2

jaeger sp.:  0, 0, 3

Scripps's Murrelet:  20, 19, 35

Cassin's Auklet:  0, 16, 2

Rhinoceros Auklet:  46, 19, 37

TUFTED PUFFIN:  1 (9.71 nm W of s. La Jolla), 0, 0

Forster's Tern:  0, 0 , 1 (10 nm W of La Jolla farther offshore than normal)

Royal Tern:  10, 3, 5

Bonaparte's Gull:  20, 33, 36

Glaucous-winged Gull:  1, 0, 0

Red-throated Loon:  0, 0, 2

Pacific Loon:  3, 0, 1

Common Loon:  3, 3, 4

and:

Surfbird:  7, 2, 3

Black Turnstone:  1, 0, 1

–Paul Lehman and pelagic leaders, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports