Join Dave Pereksta for a Pelagic birding adventure around the western Channel Island on the Condor Express.

Date & Time

Saturday, November 15, 2014
6:30 am - 5:30 pm


Sea Landing

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PELAGIC BIRDING TRIP, NOV 15 – A great opportunity–space available on the comfortable Condor Express. Sign up before Halloween. Cost: $175. Leader: Dave Pereksta.

This is a terrific time to get off shore! The plan is to head to the western Santa Barbara Channel and the waters surrounding San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands looking for wintering alcids, shearwaters, fulmars, albatrosses, and seasonal specialties including Short-tailed Shearwaters and Black-legged Kittiwakes. Past trips to this area in November have found Buller’s and Flesh-footed Shearwaters. Several rarities (Mottled Petrel and others) are possible at the deepwater edge southwest of San Miguel!

Departs Santa Barbara promptly 7 am; arrive by 6:30 am to facilitate check-in and loading. The trip should run about 10 hours. Allow for delays of several hours in returning to the dock if unusual wildlife is encountered. Deadline for signing on: Oct 31.

If you’re interested in joining this promising expedition, call the Sea Landing at 888-77WHALE or visit the web site

Or contact Matt Victoria at:

El Tecolote October / November 2014

v53-2Santa Barbara Audubon’s October/November 2014 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about our chapter’s first executive director, the second annual Eyes In The Sky open house, and a special benefit field trip for Eyes In The Sky. And as always, see what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

To download the pdf file, click the thumbnail image to the right.

NOTE: The day for the October Program is incorrect in El Tecolote; the correct day is Wednesday October 22.