Hello birders,

We enjoyed a very productive and busy first day all within 30 miles  of San Diego! Shearwaters (black vented, pink-footed and sooty), storm petrels (black, Townsends and ashy), Sabines gull, Artic and common terns, jaegers (Pomarine, long tailed and parasitic), boobys (brown and white-phase red footed). We put out a fish oil slick and had great looks at the storm petrels.

The highlight was sighting Craveri’s murrelets in calm seas with very little wind.

Looking forward to tomorrow morning at Santa Barbara Island, especially the booby colony there.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

Craveri’s murrelet (Todd McGrath) and Pink-footed shearwater (Tom Blackman) photos from previous trips