Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pelagic Birding Class At Audubon Society Tonight

The Seattle Audubon Society is holding a class tonight and next Tuesday from 7-9pm, called "Pelagic Birding" with Mike Donahue, Gull Expert and Pelagic Guide.

Cost: $50 members, $65 nonmembers  (Pelagic boat trip is paid separately through Westport Seabirds)
The information says:
The west coast of North America offers some of the best opportunities to see seabirds anywhere in the world. The rich waters 20-40 miles offshore support a diversity of species-albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and jaegers-that spend much of the year in the waters far offshore at the edge of the continental shelf.  
If you've heard about pelagic birding but wasn't sure what was involved, this is the class for you!  The class lectures will cover the diversity of seabirds that are found offshore, focusing on natural history and identification, as well as how to prepare for a pelagic trip.  Then practice what you have learned with the optional one-day pelagic boat trip that departs from Westport, WA.

There will be an optional field trip with the instructor with 
Westport Seabirds, which can fill up quickly. They have set aside 10 spaces for registered class members on their August 16 trip.  If you cannot make the August 16 trip, other dates are available independently through Westport Seabirds at the website listed below. 
Contact Mike Donahue directly at 206-290-8294 or bfalbatross@gmail.com to hold one of these spaces on the August 16 trip after you register for the lecture. For more information on the field trip go here.

For more information go here.

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