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Pelagic Gold with the Monterey Seabirding Pioneer!
Departures from Monterey, Half Moon Bay, Sausalito, & Bodega Bay
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Hawaiin Petrel ©  David Pavlik 2013
Hawaiian Petrel
Monterey Bay
© David Pavlik
Greetings, Seabirders,
The year 2013 was a fabulous one for seabirding with Shearwater Journeys. Day after beautiful day, we enjoyed fabulous sea conditions and the spectacle of the fall seabird migration and feeding of up to 100 humpback whales and 20 blue whales each day, along the Central Coast of California. The single most spectacular highlight of the fall season was the mega-rarity, HAWAIIAN PETREL on our Aug. 2, Monterey Bay trip. LAYSAN ALBATROSS was recorded on many of our trips. Rare in California, a GREAT SHEARWATER was observed on several of our Half Moon Bay trips and Monterey Bay. During our 2012 season, HAWAIIAN PETREL was a highlight on the Sep. 21 Bodega Bay trip. The Pacific Ocean's only NORTHERN GANNET was seen on both of our trips to the Farallon Islands, August 4 and October 20. Indeed, the list of rare seabirds found on Shearwater Journeys' trips is unsurpassed. Our August trips to the Farallon Islands continues with a 100% success rate in seeing TUFTED PUFFINS, up close at their breeding colony. Of course, the regular fall migrants were recorded throughout the season. Shearwater Journeys continues to operate the broadest most comprehensive selection of seabirding trips on the west coast. Some 1,325 birders participated on 36 day long trips in 2013, finding many seabirds and marine mammals. Our friendly and knowledgable leaders have worldwide seabirding experience.

EXPEDITION VOYAGES: Join Debi Shearwater on two very different expedition voyages. In May, she will travel to Disko Bay, Greenland to search for that rare and endangered BOWHEAD WHALE, along with more common humpback whales. Seabirds, seals and culture will also be featured on this sailing voyage. In November, join Debi and her amazing group of intrepid travelers on a journey to New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands: Bounty, Antipodes, Campbell, Auckland, Macquarie, the Chatham Islands and more. This is a "bookend" voyage to an Antarctic voyage. We shall see many species of penguins, albatrosses, petrels and other wildlife. Ask Debi about the details. Coming in 2016: voyages to the Russian Far East! Get on our list now!


DISCOUNT:
Sign up before June 1 for any day trip from the 2014 schedule and take a $35 discount on any trip. Restrictions apply.

Reservations: Payment, in full by check or money order is required at the time of booking. Please include the name, address, phone/email of each person in your party, as required by the USCG. Fuel surcharges are not included.

Send your reservation to:
Debi Shearwater
POB 190
Hollister, CA 95024
Phone: 831-637-8527
debi@shearwaterjourneys.com

Looking forward to the 36th year of seabirding with you! - Debi Shearwater


Recent Trips

"Your knowledge (plus that of your fabulous leaders), combined with your enthusiasm, made for a fantastic trip. Thank you! I'm a dedicated Shearwater Journeys fan."
Pamela

"We really enjoyed the boat trip and greatly appreciate your teaching, wisdom and enthusiasm. Thanks again for your leadership in opening up a world of wonder for my son."
Josh

Black-footed Albatross ©  Steve howell 2013
Black-footed Albatross
Bodega Bay
© Steve Howell

"Great memories of our pelagic trip, October 26 - got 13 life birds."
Jon & Shirley

"Thanks for the great look at the Hawaiian petrel and nice to meet you. All the storm-petrels were pretty nice too. Hope to get out on one of your trips again soon."
Rob


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