Shearwater Journeys continues to operate the most comprehensive selection of seabirding trips on the west coast.
We present the latest schedule for 2013, including new offerings.
The year 2011 was a fabulous one for seabirding with Shearwater Journeys. The single
most spectacular highlight of the fall season was two sightings of the mega-rarity,
on Aug. 26, Monterey Bay and Sep. 17, Half Moon Bay.
Laysan Albatross was recorded from every port on nine different trips. Rare in
California, a Great Shearwater was observed on Jul. 30 off Half Moon Bay. Of
course, the regular fall migrants were recorded throughout the season. Some 1,135 birders participated on 36 day long trips in 2011.
Whether you are new to seabirding, or a repeat enthusiast, a photographer or sea salt,
we hope that you will discover the joy of soaring albatrosses and gliding shearwaters
on a trip with our friendly and extremely knowledgable leaders. Trips are offered from
Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay, Sausalito (to the Farallon Islands), Bodega Bay and
Debi's blog posts feature exciting highlights.
Reservations: Payment in full, by check or money order, is required at the time of booking. You must include the name, address, phone/email of each person in your party,
as required by the USCG.
Fuel surcharges are not included and may be necessary for you to pay IN CASH at the dock.
Send your reservation to:
Hollister, CA 95024
Looking forward to the 36th year of seabirding with you! - Debi Shearwater
I thought I'd let you know that Robbie and I had a great time on the Monday
trip. It could hardly have been nicer weather and Todd and Jon did an
absolutely fabulous job of leading and being in charge. I was extremely
impressed with how well they worked together and I'm not that easily
...I think everybody on board was delighted to
be out on the ocean with great birds and mammals almost all showing well at
close range. Certainly the best views of Northern Right Whale Dolphins I
have ever had, riding the bow in crystal clear water."
© Todd McGrath
"Thanks for a great trip. The masses of storm-petrels and their study was awesome.
You have a great team of leaders, too. Two Lifers and five state birds,
and great views of everything."
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