Trip Report
Pelagic trip 2013-04-27 outer shelf
2013-04-27 09:00 for 2 hrs 15 mins (pelagic) 15 sightings Westport (WAGHCWPT) Westport, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.88330,-125.08333 Map
Westport harbor, channel, breakwater and offshore out 15 miles or so, as well as terrestrial, estuarine and littoral habitats Overcast, occ drizzle, 55F, SW wind. Westport Seabirds pelagic trip. Leaders were Bill Tweit, Bruce LaBar, Gene Revelas. Waters beyond 125W, the west end of Grays Canyon. Had a long chum at 125 05W. Swells were 3' from the west. Winds switched to the SW, and strengthened to B4. Some drizzle, overcast. Saw 1 Northern Fur Seal.
Brant 12  
Black-footed Albatross 72  
Northern Fulmar 6  
Pink-footed Shearwater 1  
Sooty Shearwater 23  
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 173  
Leach's Storm-Petrel 250  
Red-necked Phalarope 2  
Red Phalarope 47  
Sabine's Gull 33  
California Gull 1  
Herring Gull 11   Incl 2 HerringXGlaucous-winged Gulls at the chum spot. The immature was a 1YR bird with medium brownish on the uppersurface of the primaries and light brown undersurface, otherwise mostly a Herring Gull. Not a result of fading, as most of the plumage was crisp. The adult showed a mottled yellow iris, mantle darker than Herring but not as dark as Glaucous-wing X Western, pink legs, and grayish-black primary tips with a single oval white mirror.
Arctic Tern 2  
Cassin's Auklet 5  
Rhinoceros Auklet 20