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12-Hour Pelagic Late Fall Trip

October 29, 2016 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

$135

San Diego County waters to the 9-Mile and 30-Mile Banks with possible brief excursions into Los Angeles County waters to pursue storm-petrel rafts

Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This trip departs from Seaforth Landing on Mission Bay, San Diego

Black-footed Albatross ©Tom Blackman

Black-footed Albatross ©Tom Blackman

This is a good time of year for locally scarce Buller’s and Flesh-footed shearwaters, and will be one of the best trips for rarities. The irregular Craveri’s Murrelet is still a possibility, as are Red-billed Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, and Sabine’s Gull.

LIKELY SPECIES: Pink-footed, Sooty, and Black-vented shearwaters, Brown Booby, Red and Red-necked phalaropes, Pomarine and Parasitic jaegers, Cassin’s Auklet, Common Tern.

POSSIBLE SPECIES: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Flesh-footed and Buller’s shearwaters, Red-billed Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, Sabine’s Gull, Craveri’s and Guadalupe murrelets, Black, Ashy, Least, and Leach’s storm-petrels.

Full San Diego Specialty Pelagic Bird seasonality can be found by clicking here.

CHECK-IN TIME: 6:00 – 6:30 a.m.
GATES CLOSED AND LOCKED: 6:45 a.m. sharp.
Return: 7:00 p.m.

Black Storm-Petrel ©Tom Blackman

Black Storm-Petrel ©Tom Blackman

REGISTRATION:
Early Bird Registration: $115 on or before October 9
Standard Registration: $125 October 10 – 23
Late Registration: $135 on or after October 24

RESERVATIONS: Call Pacific Nature Tours (619) 534-9249, Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm Pacific Time.

HOW TO PREPARE: Click for tips on how to prepare, what to wear, what to bring and when to arrive.

IMPORTANT DEPARTURE AND BOARDING DETAILS
All trips are sponsored by Buena Vista Audubon Society.

SEAFORTH LANDING LOCATION: We will board 30 minutes prior to departure at Pacific Nature Tours, Seaforth Landing,1717 Quivira Rd. San Diego, CA 92109. 1-619-534-9249.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

FROM I-5

I-5 to Sea World Drive exit. West on Sea World Drive. 1/4 mile past Sea World entrance to West Mission Bay Drive. Stay to right. Proceed through traffic loop to first stoplight. Left at stoplight onto short access road. Left at end of short access road onto Quivira Road. Fourth building on the right.

FROM I-8

I-8 West to West Mission Bay Drive exit. Right at end of off ramp. Go over bridge. Go past Sea World Drive. Go 1/4 mile past Sea World Drive. Veer right onto West Mission Bay Drive. Proceed through traffic loop to first stoplight. Left at stoplight onto short access road. Left at end of short access road onto Quivira Road. Fourth building on the right.

FROM I-15

Take the 15 to the 163 S to I-8 West to West Mission Bay Drive exit. Right at end of off ramp. Go over bridge. Go past Sea World Drive. Go 1/4 mile past Sea World Drive. Veer right onto West Mission Bay Drive. Proceed through traffic loop to first stoplight. Left at stoplight onto short access road. Left at end of short access road onto Quivira Road. Fourth building on the right.

PARKING: There is free parking in the lot at Seaforth Landing.

PHOTO I.D. and BOARDING PASS REQUIRED: All passengers departing Fisherman’s Landing and Point Loma Sportfishing must complete the manifest and present photo identification and obtain a boarding pass prior to passing through the Coast Guard security gates. This is mandatory procedure per U.S. Homeland Security.

START YOUR DAY STRESS-FREE: We recommend that you arrive at the landing an hour prior to scheduled departure to allow plenty of time to find the landing, park, unload or transport gear, sign the manifest, use the landing’s restroom, visit with friends, and board the Eclipse 30 minutes before scheduled departure. All trips depart on-time without waiting for late-comers. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. More tips and hints on our trip preparation page.

Details

Date:
October 29, 2016
Time:
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost:
$135
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Website:
http://www.socalbirding.com/2016schedule/oct292016tripinfo.html

Organizer

Pacific Nature Tours
Phone:
(619) 534-9249
Email:
PacificNatureTours@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.pacificnaturetours.com/

Venue

Seaforth Landing
1717 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109 United States
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Phone:
619-534-9249