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Owner Russ Namitz

  • 1
  • 10 mi

Holland America cruise southbound from San Diego.


  1. Number observed: 10
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 3
  4. Number observed: 5
  5. Number observed: 5

    Comments: Small terns that were mostly white bodies and gray back with varying amounts of black on head, cap and neck. Bills were black. Had been seeing this species almost daily during the cruise on the way south. Shortern tails and darker-colored backs that expected Sterna terns.

  6. Number observed: 10
  7. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Much more common than other similar small shearwaters at this time of year. Small dark and white shearwater that lacked white flank patches on sides of rump.

  8. Number observed: 1