- Sep 06 12:24 am
Our youth birding field trip was fantastic! We couldn't have asked for a better bunch of kids or better weather or a nicer boat or frankly a better guide! Thanks Guy for all your hard work spotting birds for us and for bringing the chum that brought in the gull and jaegers. Your help was invaluable to us and the kids and I appreciate it so much!!!!
Thank you to all the parent volunteers for helping me out Rob Lyske, Daniel Donnecke, Cathy Reader-Lee and Warren Lee, it really meant a lot to me and I am truly grateful!
The kids will be posting photos and detailing the trip, I am sure but some of our highlights were: Parasitic Jaegers, possible Pomarine Jaegers and Red Phalarope (need to review photos) and the bird of the day a Long-tailed Jaeger! Heermann's Gulls, a Humpback Whale! Stellar's and California Sea Lions, Loon species, Red-necked Phalarope, Western Gulls, Rhino auklets, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, Marbled Murrelet, Brandt's Cormorants,Pelagic and Double-crested Cormorants, Surfbirds, Black Oystercatchers, Kingfisher, Mew, Ring-billed and California Gulls, Peregrine Falcon, Baird's Sandpipers and Black Turnstones.
We had a great time birding and laughing and having fun. 15 kids just having the time of their life sharing great fun and birding excitement. Again, I was totally just blown away by their sheer appreciation for nature and birds and their vast knowledge!
Thanks guys for all the joy you brought to me today and for memories I won't ever forget.
Cheers your friend,