Arrived at Santa Barbara island this morning at first light and saw the booby colony. There were over 100 brown boobies and a single blue-footed booby. We’re headed west along a temperature edge across the bottom of the Santa Cruz basin. We’re seeing a few shearwaters, storm petrels, and our first sighting of a Sabine’s gull. We’ll report on what the rest of the day brings.
Last night’s dinner was boat-made lasagna, fresh green beans, boat-made bread, and a dessert of strawberry shortcake!
Captain Art and Team Searcher
Birders had a big afternoon today, including Red-billed Tropicbird, Buller’s shearwaters, Craveri’s murrelet, Guadalupe murrelet, and much more