SCRUB JAYS AND SEABIRDS Annual Los Angeles Audubon Society Island Scrub Jay Trip To Santa Cruz Island From Island Packers Landing - Oxnard Harbor Saturday June (in planning) 2012 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Western Gull and the Anacapa Island Lighthouse on the LA Audubon Island Scrub Jay Pelagic Trip
The annual Los Angeles Audubon Scrub Jay Trip to Santa Cruz Island is the best way to see the endemic Island Scrub Jay.
In 2008 en route to and from the islands we saw 245 Xantus's Murrelets, 318 Cassin's Auklets, 60 Pigeon Guillemots, more than 100 Surf Scoters and 3 species of shearwaters.
2009 highlights included close Blue Whales and a Black-footed Albatross following the boat offering wonderful photo opportunities. 2009 Trip Report and Photos
We will land at Prisoner’s Cove where the endemic Island Scrub-Jay is easily seen. Then we will cruise out to sea for pelagic birding, returning by Anacapa Island. Birds expected: Northern Fulmar; Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters; rocky shorebirds; South Polar Skua; Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers; Sabine’s Gull; Royal Tern; Pigeon Guillemot; Xantus's Murrelet.
LUNCH: A box lunch and breakfast can be ordered at the dockside deli. More info
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS: Advance reservations are $95 by check or $100 by credit card.
IMPORTANT DETAILS: Click for important logistic information about the boat, the landing, driving directions, maps, lodging, weather, refund and cancellation policies, on-board facilities, meals and snacks,
HOW TO PREPARE: Click for tips on how to prepare, what to wear, what to bring and when to arrive.
EXPECTED SPECIES: What we see depends on the season, the itinerary and how far from shore we venture. Learn more about what species we will probably see and what species might be seen.
LEADERS: Experienced SoCal pelagic bird spotters, guides and leaders will be on board to identify and point out marine mammals and seabirds.
A Black-footed Albatross followed us on the 2009 Island Scrub Jay Trip (c) Terry Hunefeld
Xantus's Murrelet (c) W. Terry Hunefeld
HOW TO MAKE A LOS ANGELES AUDUBON PELAGIC RESERVATION 2010
Option 1 MAIL A CHECK OR CREDIT CARD INFO: Mail your check or Credit Card information and a SASE (for trip confirmation and information flyer) for each trip requested to: Los Angeles Audubon - Pelagics P.O. Box 931057 Los Angeles, CA 90093-1057 Option 2 TELEPHONE WITH CREDIT CARD: Call Los Angeles Audubon at (323) 876-0202 (Mon. - Thur.) 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Option 3 EMAIL WITH CREDIT CARD: E-Mail reservation request to: firstname.lastname@example.org Option 4 FAX WITH CREDIT CARD: Fax reservation request to: (323) 876-7609
CREDIT CARD USE: You may now use Mastercard, Visa or Discover to charge your trip. A $5 processing fee will be added. Please be sure to include the trip you wish to reserve and provide the cardholder’s billing name, card number, expiration date, and the last 3 numbers (security code) from the reverse of your card. Also, provide the name(s), mailing address, contact telephone number, and email address (if used) for each person requesting a reservation. If you have any questions, please telepone the Los Angeles Audubon at (323) 876-0202 (Mon. - Thur.) 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Trips on this website are sponsored by different organizations using different boats departing from different landings and harbors. As such, policies vary from trip to trip. Prior to registering, please familiarize yourself with your trip's policies regarding reservations, cancellations, refunds and substitutions as well as reviewing driving directions, check-in times, procedures and equipment allowed on the boats.
Before setting out on any Los Angeles Audubon pelagic trip, please call (323) 874-1318, #4 for a recorded announcement of last moment changes.
Trip Questions may be directed to the Los Angeles Audubon staff, M-Th 9:30am - 4:00pm at (323) 876-0202
This Blue Whale was seen on the 2009 trip (c) Dave Pereksta
(c) Todd McGrath and Jon Feenstra
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