My plan was to study my Sibley guide a bit during the days leading up to the watch. Also, I wanted to see if I could find a list of species that had been seen by other birders in the area who had recently done some pelagic watches. Once again life got in the way and so with only one list of birds seen on the 7 Seas trip from last week and a quick glance over of about 5 species we headed out to sea. Within 20 minutes I felt a bit more secure that I wouldn't miss too many birds as the naturalist mentioned that she would talk about some of the birds we were seeing as well. She lied. This is pretty much a whale watch and if you happen to see some birds you are in luck. The naturalist did mention on the way back in (near the end of the trip) that she had seen 2 species of birds while we were out.
|Herring Gull- a sign you're getting close to land|
|Northern Gannet- surprisingly only one of a few seen.|