HALF MOON BAY PELAGIC TRIP REPORT: OCT 4 Showing 1-1 of 1 messages. This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' October 27, 2013 pelagic trip departing from Half Moon Bay, California, offshore to the Continental Shelf and Pioneer Canyon. Thank you, Debi, for a wonderful day! Despite paying for a full day we had to come back by 12. www.shearwaterjourneys.com. 3,860 people follow this. Shearwater Journeys' unscheduled pelagic trip from Half Moon Bay today was, unfortunately, weathered out. On trip number fourteen, between the three guests on the water, nine Chinooks were pulled up, three Coho, five Ling Cod and a single Halibut. Given the cost of the trip, (grossing $10k for the group) a bit of customer service would be appreciated. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. The itinerary was designed with this in mind, rather than “ticking off” everything. We scheduled this trip to Albacore Grounds with Debi Shearwater. Page Transparency See More. Report response as inappropriate. This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' pelagic trips on SEPTEMBER 27 (two boats out of Bodega Bay, including one for photographers), SEPTEMBER 30 (from Sausalito to the Farallones Islands) and OCTOBER 1 ( from Half Moon Bay), 2012. I would recommend this trip but please be prepared and follow instruction as this is a long trip - written instructions prior to the trip and onboard before leaving the dock. Excellent 34. The long-line vessel, CAPTAIN COOK was dropping its' line. Despite the gruff harsh treatment, it was a great trip to see bird species you almost never see from land. Dress warmly in layers and don't count on being able to sit. Poor 3. Very good 14. 63 results . The boat is a coarse working boat. The water of Monterey Bay was choppy and dark beneath a cloudy sky. Discover Tasmania at Shearwater Resort. The day began auspiciously, in the harbor with beautiful morning light falling on the moored boats and two SEA OTTERS, attempting to mate just as we departed the dock!Highlights included 1 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER, 1 MANX SHEARWATER; 4 TUFTED PUFFINS (not common at … Howdy, Seabirders, This report covers Shearwater Journey's pelagic trips on October 9, 11, & 12, 2008. Traveller rating. Debi Shearwater was determined to go out, she said because people had travelled a long way but reading between the lines,as long as she went out for just a short trip then she wouldn't have to make. October 11, 2004 Trip Photos - Parkinson's Petrel Marine chart September 17, 2004 + Streaked Shearwater photo September 10, 2004 September 19, 2003 August 9, 2003 September 29, 2002 September 13, 2002 Debi's telephone report for August 10, 2002. Ask fellow travellers and attraction managers your top questions. This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' pelagic trip departing from Bodega Bay on September 20, 2009. These trips were offered in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival which is headquartered in Watsonville, CA. The trip was almost entirely seasoned birders who had little interest in helping those less experienced. I am grateful to the generations of thousands and thousands of birders, hailing from at least 47 different countries, who have joined our trips over these many decades. A huge sea surface temperature break, ranging from the low 50s to 61 F beyond the 1500 fathom curve, was found. Folks who joined us on both this trip and the Monterey Bay trip, October 3rd, added a … We had perfect weather with very calm seas. Seabirding really is for everyone— the age span on one trip last year was: age 9 to 92. A successful pelagic trip is based partly on luck, being in the right place at the right time. The spotters however worked hard and promised an e mail list of birds seen. HALF MOON BAY PELAGIC TRIP REPORT: OCT 4: DEBRA SHEARWATER: 10/6/15 11:24 AM: Howdy, SEA Birders, Shearwater Journeys' October 4, 2015 pelagic trip departing from Half Moon Bay turned out to be a fabulous day. Lots of pelagic birds and three species of whales were seen. Photos by Matt Victoria copyrights eBird report by Alex Rinkert Monterey pelagic--within Calif. current to Pt. Shearwater Journeys'. Shearwater Journeys celebrated forty years of pelagic birding trips in 2015. There's a wall of warm water which is smack dab up against a cold water front. Located at Port Sorrell near Devonport on Tasmania's North West Coast, Shearwater Resort has 49 apartments, with a choice of studio, 1 and 2 bedrooms, all self-contained. Reviews (63) Write a review. This is the place for Debi's personal trips and observations,as well as trip reports from Shearwater Journeys. Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.com, Things to do near Shearwater Journeys - Private Trips. Business. Families. See at least 11 fairy tale–style homes, and learn about their history and architectural style as you explore. It sells out every year so the next best thing would be a trip out of Half Moon Bay which has a reasonably good success rate for this species. Debi Shearwater was determined to go out, she said because people had travelled a long way but reading between the lines,as long as she went out for just a short trip then she wouldn't have to make refunds. Please choose a different date. Local & Travel Website Monterey seabirds did not disappoint! DEBI'S WELCOME. TRIP REPORT: OCTOBER 8, 2011 MONTEREY BAY. Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Are the prices for this place or activity, Is this a must-do if you are travelling with a, Is this a place or activity you would go to on a, In spite of some rough weather we had a great trip. Photo: Lauren Owens Lambert into you. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. September 26 Monterey Bay, California Pelagic Report: DEBRA SHEARWATER: 9/26/15 8:03 PM : Howdy, SEA Birders, Shearwater Journeys' Monterey Bay pelagic trip today was outstanding, despite snappy seas! So not all 50 people could sit at one time. Shearwater Journeys Pelagic Birding Trip on Monterey Bay October 26, 2018 / Ezra Staengl I stood along the railing of a large fishing boat, a strong, cold wind blowing on my face. Though Ms. Shearwater comes across as gruff and "all-business and no-nonsense" her ability, knowledge and experience to find birds and wildlife on pelagic trips are some of the finest in the world; she truly These trips were offered in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival which is headquartered in Watsonville, CA. See all 63 reviews. Mar-May. or. These trips were offered in conjunction with the Western Field Ornithologists' Annual Conference held in Petaluma, CA. We were keen to see and photograph a good selection of birds and mammals without being in too much of a rush or travelling vast distances. Warm water loving species continue to appear at Monterey Bay. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Dense, cold fog would continue throughout the day, sometimes pushing back far enough to view more seabirds. Seabirds and other marine animals seem to be on the leading edge of this river. Solo. I thought we learned much about the birds, why they were in the bay, and also about the mammals and other wildlife we encountered. This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' pelagic trips on, On SEPTEMBER 27th, two boats departed from a very foggy Bodega Bay harbor. Facebook is showing information to help you better … Highlights included: the continuing NORTHERN GANNET (see August 5, 2012 report), loads of TUFTED PUFFINS and other breeding seabirds; a great variety of pinnipeds; HUMPBACK WHALES and HARBOR and DALL'S PORPOISES, as well as … we also had views of Blue, Fin and Humpback whales and a Super-Pod of over 1000 long-beaked common dolphins. Monterey Bay Pelagic Report: October 3, 2015 Showing 1-1 of 1 messages. The highlight was a stunning HAWAIIAN PETREL which made repeated passes in the wake of our boat. Shearwater Journeys, Inc., Hollister, California. refunds. Shearwater Journeys' pelagic trip departing from Monterey Bay yesterday revealed a shift in the central California coast seabirds. A red river of hot water is approaching Monterey Bay from the south, close to the shore in some areas, according to the Terrafin SST charts. This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' September 14, 15, 16, 2012. Debra Shearwater's trips are legendary and this one was no exception. You can use the VoiceMap mobile app and your smart phone’s GPS to explore the area's neighborhoods in under an hour. Howdy, Birders, Good sea conditions and lots of seabirds greeted the participants of Shearwater Journeys' October 8, 2011 pelagic trip at Monterey Bay. 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive... Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey, Monterey Half-Day Electric Scooter Rental, 1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour. Debbi along with her spotters are very good at spotting pelagic birds and her harsh, just business, personality leaves you feeling that once she has your money she would rather not speak or see you. Pictures by Ron Saldino 7 September 2001 Farallon Islands August 9, 2015 August 3,2014 This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' August 25, 2017 Monterey Bay pelagic trip. There is seating for perhaps 16 in the open stern area and about 24 in the cabin area with one marine head. “You have to go with Debi Shearwater because it’s the show.” Al De Martini, a leader with Shearwater Journeys, chops baitfish for chumming during a pelagic trip off the central coast of California. The day began auspiciously, in the harbor with beautiful morning light falling on the moored boats and two SEA OTTERS, attempting to mate just as we departed the dock! Highlights included: BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS; increasing numbers of BULLER'S SHEARWATERS, increasing numbers of RHINOCEROS AUKLETS, 4 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS, 8 BLUE WHALES, 11 HUMPBACK WHALES, 175 RISSO'S DOLPHINS, 4 PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS … 08.35 Sav spotted a POMARINE SKUA drifting by with a second bird close behind, also a probable pomarine. Shearwater Journeys, Inc., Hollister, California. 09.00 we saw our first Cook’s petrels including two dark headed PTERODROMApetrels. There is a strict list of rules - don't go upstairs, don't go to the bow of the boat etc... which make some sense but are pounded. I addition to numerous avian rarities including a probable Bulwer's Petrel, which if confirmed would be only the 3rd or 4th North American sighting. During the morning hours off Point Pinos, we saw good numbers of shearwaters, many of them sitting on the water. Forgot account? Since 1976 more than 67,000 birders and marine enthusiasts have joined our trips from every state in the USA and more than 30 countries worldwide. Our meeting concluded that the best chance for birds was to … Community See All. But often, Shearwater Journeys trips are in the right place due to the high level of experience of Debi Shearwater and the leaders. We went on a 12 hour trip to the "albacore grounds." Not surprisingly the trip was a full boat of 50 people which was crowded at best. Trip Report - Cape Town Pelagics - 1 October 2016. Though Ms. Shearwater comes across as gruff and "all-business and no-nonsense" her ability, knowledge and experience to find birds and wildlife on pelagic trips are some of the finest in the world; she truly. It's all about food. Shearwater is allowed to chum in Monterey Bay thanks to a NOAA permit that took six years to secure. Log In. If you’re looking to see Carmel’s Comstock Fairy Tale cottages but don’t have a lot of time to spare, this Carmel-by-the-Sea walking audio tour by VoiceMap is just for you. Journey out produced a few individuals and one small raft of fluttering shearwater, several Buller’s shearwater and two little penguins. He also was able to get some outstanding photos of humpback whales.
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