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US-LA pelagic hours 3-4 offshore

Owner David Bell

  • 50
  • 18 mi

LA county waters. Pasadena Audubon Trip with roughly 50 people. Leaders Tom Benson, Luke Tiller, Justyn Stahl, Nicole Desnoyers, Robert McNab, David Bell. The lists don’t line up perfectly with the eBird hourly pelagic protocol, but they are close enough for my taste. I tried to make the breaks at places so that I could group species observed together in the same list separated by areas with relatively few sightings. We dropped oil and also spent some time with a group of tunas feeding on a bait ball. Still not a lot of birds.

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

    Comments: Light. Pale Smooth gray/brown mantle with sharply contrasting blackish secondaries. Very limited white flash above. One bird had long (but not full sized) central tail feathers. The other was an adult but lacked long central tail feathers. Otherwise their plumage was similar.

  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 15
  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Seen briefly and not seen very well. Clearly smaller than black (observed together). Clearly browner. Flight style not seen long/well enough to be diagnostic.

  7. Number observed: 15
  8. storm-petrel sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Probable least. Clearly smaller than Black. Similar in color to black. Seen briefly

  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 15
Additional species seen by Kathi Ellsworth:
  1. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Darren Dowell:
  1. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Frank Gilliland:
  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Robert McNab:
  1. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Chris Dean:
  1. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Naresh Satyan:
  1. Number observed: 2
Additional species seen by Lance Benner:
  1. Number observed: 1
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