2015 Schedule of SoCal Pelagic Seabirding Charters Coming Soon
Thousands of Least Storm-Petrels (c) Tom Blackman
Every trip we know about with expert seabird spotters aboard is posted below. If trips are added, we post them immediately. We know of no other planned trips dedicated to finding and identifying seabirds.
Craveri's Murelet - San Diego (c) Steve N.G. Howell
Red-billed Tropicbird (c) Tom Blackman
If you don't see a trip listed on the dates you will be in Southern California, we strongly recommend Debi Shearwater's pelagic birding and natural history trips from Monterey, Fort Bragg, Bodega Bay and other Central California harbors. Debi Shearwater is a legend as are her Shearwater Journeys pelagic trips.
Multiple Trip Sponsors - Policies Vary
Trip sponsors are clearly stated in each trip description. Many of the pelagic charters listed on SoCalBirding.com are NOT scheduled by the Buena Vista Audubon Society but are posted on this website for information purposes to enable participants to see at a glance what pelagic birding charters are available throughout central and southern California. Be sure to read and understand the policies surrounding each trip as they vary depending on the boat, the landing and the sponsoring organization.
Black-footed Albatross offshore downtown San Diego 7 Mar 2010 (c) Matt Sadowski
Murphy's Petrel (c) Jon Feenstra from the Condor Express off Santa Barbara 30 April 2011
Laysan Albatross just south of San Diego County (c) Steve N.G. Howell from Grande March 2010 - San Diego Bird Festival
Flesh-footed Shearwater (c) BJ Stacey from Grande off San Diego 14 May 2011
Red-billed Tropicbirds from Grande (c) Dave Pereksta
Long-tailed or Parasitic Jaeger chasing a Pom (c) Matt Sadowski
Cook's Petrel (c) Todd McGrath
Buller's Shearwater (c) W. Terry Hunefeld
It's like Star Trek: We have big fun exploring where no man has gone before....
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