Checklist S24750035

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  • 58
  • 50 mi


  1. Number observed: 4

    Details: Rare offshore sighting for us!

  2. Number observed: 84

    Details: Carefully counted;

  3. Number observed: 5

    Details: Photographed on the way in;

  4. Red-necked/Red Phalarope

    Number observed: 54

    Details: Carefully counted; too distant to ID

  5. Number observed: 8

    Details: Unusual; flock of the birds that briefly appeared over the boat in the middle of the night;

  6. Number observed: 1

    Details: Nocturnal flyovers while at anchor

  7. Number observed: 5

    Details: Nocturnal flyovers while at anchor

  8. Number observed: 15

    Details: High Count: great views and photographic opportunities; majority were young birds but in one particularly memorable encounter we had 5 adults feeding right behind the boat in our chum slick, vocalizing and interacting with each other!

  9. Parasitic/Long-tailed Jaeger

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Brief distant views on way in

  10. jaeger sp.

    Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1

    Details: one juv

  12. Number observed: 3

    Details: Mega: incredible!! The day started well when two immature birds appeared over the boat together! They circled the boat several times giving great views; it was especially exciting to see this age of WTTR, the first at sea immatures seen in the state that I am aware of; incredibly, later in the morning, an adult bird, the 4th (!!!) WTTR of the trip appeared over the boat and circled us sometimes just 30 feet overhead;

  13. Number observed: 614
  14. Number observed: 12

    Details: High Count; careful count between Welker and Hydro; Amazing views and many photos;

  15. Number observed: 54

    Details: High Count; seen throughout;

  16. Number observed: 6

    Details: Carefully counted

  17. Number observed: 1

    Details: Mega: many photos; this bird came into the back of the boat after following our oil drip; it made a few fairly close passes before settling back fairly distantly behind boat; some good photos by several;

  18. Number observed: 104

    Details: Carefully counted throughout the day

  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: Photos, showing white well into bases of outer primaries, indicate this taxon. Bonomo called out this bird from the bow at 10:51am as a candidate for Scopoli's as it flew down the starboard side, but it was seen briefly, not seen by everyone, and not confidently identified until after the fact via photos.

  20. Number observed: 5
  21. Number observed: 61
  22. Number observed: 58

    Details: High Count: counted individually in transit (primarily) in the warm water between Welker Canyon and Hydrographer, but we saw several well up onto the shelf edge north of Hydrographer; associated especially with the more extensive weed areas;

  23. shearwater sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Small shearwater; probable AUSH;

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