Our long trip from Pt. Pleasant was so successful that we decided to try to run one for New York on our old favorite the Brooklyn VI. We will be limiting the trip to fewer people for comfort though we might be willing to add a few more from the waiting list last minute if the forecast looks like it’s going to be nice.
The trip is scheduled to leave Sat, Sep 21 at 8:00 AM and return Sun, Sep 22 at 6:30 PM. The cost is $360. The length of this trip allows us to maximize our time in deep water and explore multiple areas. Our plan is to explore on our way out, set up a chum slick which we can bird until dark, have our slick set back up pre-dawn, and bird until it’s time to come home. The amount of time this trip gives us our best chance of finding something rare and provide more chances to observe those species that are more regular. This time of year should still provide the same species we see in the summer as we’ve had Black-capped Petrel as late as October and there are multiple records of White-faced Storm-Petrel for September. The time of year gives us an increased chance for all 3 species of jaeger, terns, potentially greater numbers of Leach’s Storm-Petrel, and it could even be a good time of year to pick up a Sabine’s Gull. As usual people will be allowed to board and pick their sleeping spaces in the order that they sign up. Sleeping accommodations are benches and floors, so expect to be camping on the high seas. There is a galley so hot food will be available. Let's see if we can get this trip out! -PAG -- *Paul A. GurisSee Life PaulagicsPO Box 161Green Lane, PA 18054215-234-6805www.paulagics.com <http://www.paulagics.com>paulagics.com <http://paulagics.com>@gmail.com <http://gmail.com>i...@paulagics.com <i...@paulagics.com>* -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --