Hello all,

We departed on our annual pelagic birding trip today. We are headed west for the afternoon.

We saw loads of black-vented shearwaters on the 9-mile bank. And we went through an area of black storm petrels with an occasional least storm petrel. We also listed pomarine jaegers, Sabine’s gulls, and masked and brown boobies.

We are continuing west tonight and starting at Santa Barbara island hoping for a look at the brown booby colony.

Enjoying great weather!
Captain Art and Team Searcher

We are always grateful for Tom Blackman’s photos in our birding blog posts, including this one!