TRIPS

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2017 Trips (details below this list view)

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Jan. 07, 2017   Saturday, BROOKLYN, NY 14 hour $190

Jan. 21, 2017    Saturday, BELMAR, NJ 8 hour $125

Feb. 04, 2017   Saturday, CAPE MAY, NJ 12 hour $180

Jun. 2-3, 2017  Fri. – Saturday LEWES, DE 18 hour $225 

Jun. 4-5, 2017  Sun. – Monday BROOKLYN, NY 22 hour $250

Aug. 13-14, 2017 Sun. – Monday CAPE MAY, NJ 18 hour $215

Aug. 19-20, 2017 Sat. – Sunday LEWES, DE 18 hour $225

Aug. 27-28, 2017 Sun. – Monday BROOKLYN, NY 22 hour $250

Sept. 02 & 03, 2017 Land Birding with Paul in the San Diego Area

Sep. 04 – 08, 2017 Mon. – Friday – Paul Leads for “The Searcher” San Diego, CA

Link to the Searcher Trip  sign-up here!  (SOLD OUT! Sorry)


January 7, 2017 Saturday 14 hour BROOKLYN, NY $190

Departs: 5:00 AM

Returns: 7:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Brooklyn VI   – The Galley is usually operational, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverage.

Marina: 2200 Emmons Ave.

Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 190

Target Species: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverages for 14 hours, warm clothing, rain gear, binoculars and be sure to read our preparations pages on this website.


January 21, 2017 Saturday 8 hour BELMAR, NJ $125

Departs: 8:00 AM

Returns: 4:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: Suzie Girl

Marina: Belmar Marina, Rt.35 & 10th Ave Belmar

COST: $ 125

Target Species:Thick-billed Murre, Razorbill, Common Murre, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake. Possibles but less likely: Glaucous Gull, Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Atlantic Puffin, and Red Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverages for 8 hour trip. Warm clothing, rain gear, and binoculars! Be sure to read the preparations pages of this website.


February 04, 2017 Saturday 12 hour CAPE MAY,NJ $180

Departs: 6:00 AM

Returns: 6:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Atlantic Star

Marina: 6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

COST: $ 180

Target Species: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverages for 12 hours, warm clothing, rain gear, binoculars and be sure to read our preparations pages on this website.


June 2-3, 2017  Friday-Saturday 18 hour LEWES, DE $225

Departs: 10:00PM

Returns: 4:00PM (approximately)

Boat:  Thelma Dale IV or V

Marina: Fisherman’s Wharf, Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE

Cost: $225

Target Species: Wilson’s and Leach’s Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Sooty, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverage for 18 hours, binoculars, sleeping bag, ground pad, yoga mat or something to cushion you on the boat deck or benches.  Be sure to read the preparations pages of this website.


June 4-5, 2017 Sunday-Monday 22 hour BROOKLYN, NY $250

Departs: 8:00 PM

Returns: 6:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Brooklyn VI – The Galley is usually operational, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverage.

Marina: 2200 Emmons Ave.
Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 250

Target Species: Wilson’s and Leach’s Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Sooty, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverage for 22 hours, binoculars, sleeping bag, ground pad, yoga mat or something to cushion you on the boat deck or benches.  Be sure to read the preparations pages of this website.


August 19-20, 2017 Saturday-Sunday 18 hour LEWES, DE $225

Departs: 10:30 PM

Returns: 4:30 PM (approximately)

Boat:  Thelma Dale IV or V

Marina: Fisherman’s Wharf, Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE

COST: $ 225

Target Species: Wilson’s, Leach’s, Band-rumped, and White-faced Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverage for 18 hours, binoculars, sleeping bag, ground pad, yoga mat or something to cushion you on the boat deck or benches.  Be sure to read the preparations pages of this website.


August 13-14, 2017 Sunday – Monday 18 hour CAPE MAY, NJ $215

Departs: 10:30PM

Returns: 4:30 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Atlantic Star

Marina: 6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

COST: $ 215

Target Birds: Wilson’s, Leach’s, Band-rumped, and White-faced Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverage for 18 hours, binoculars, sleeping bag, ground pad, yoga mat or something to cushion you on the boat deck.  Be sure to read the preparations pages of this website.


August 27-28, 2017 Sunday-Monday 22 hour BROOKLYN, NY $250

Departs: 9:00 PM

Returns: 7:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: Brooklyn VI– The Galley is usually operational, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverage.

Marina:  2200 Emmons Ave.
Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 250

Target Birds: Wilson’s, Leach’s, Band-rumped, and White-faced Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope.

What to Bring: Food & Beverage for 22 hours, binoculars, sleeping bag, ground pad, yoga mat or something to cushion you on the boat deck.  Be sure to read the preparations pages of this website.


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PAST TRIPS 2016



August 28-29, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Overnight 22-hour ($250)

Sailed! Super Successful Magic Pelagic! (Anita’s Words)  Highlights: 2 White-faced Storm Petrels we observed for about 15 minutes each! One was in serious molt with secondaries missing.  Black-capped Petrels, Leach’s Storm Petrels, Lots of Band-rumped Storm Petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s Shearwaters, Striped Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Pilot Whales, a Hammerhead Shark, Squid, a Mystery tube shaped Jellyfish-like sea creature that was really cool  – look at Doug’s photos here:  (also check out someone else’s encounter with a similar oddity here ) Portuguese Man-o-war and probably more that I’ve forgotten!

SOLD OUT! 

Departs: 9:00 PM

Returns: 7:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: Brooklyn VI

Marina:  2200 Emmons Ave.
Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 250

Target Birds: Wilson’s, Leach’s, Band-rumped, and White-faced Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope.


August 20-21, 2016  Lewes, DE 18-hour Overnight ($225)

Sailed!  Look for the Trip Report(s) soon on Facebook and (eBird if you were on the trip!)

Highlight: Masked Booby!! a ton of Band-rumped Storm Petrels, Leach’s, and the usual suspects of Great, Cory’s and Audubon’s Shearwaters.

Departs: 10:30 PM

Returns: 4:30 PM (approximately)

Boat:  Thelma Dale IV or V

Marina: Fisherman’s Wharf, Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE

COST: $ 225

Target Species: Wilson’s, Leach’s, Band-rumped, and White-faced Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope.


June 3-4, 2016  Friday/Saturday  Lewes, DE 18-hour Overnight ($225)  Sailed Successfully – Highlights Included: Over 100 Leach’s Storm Petrels, Atlantic Puffin, Freshly Deceased Dovekie, Pomarine Jaeger, Sooty, Cory’s, Audubon’s, and Great Shearwaters, and much more!

Departs: 10:30PM

Returns: 4:30PM (approximately)

Boat:  Thelma Dale IV or V

Marina: Fisherman’s Wharf, Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE

Cost: $225

Target Species: Wilson’s and Leach’s Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Sooty, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked Phalarope.


May 28, 29, 30 – Manteo, North Carolina! Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Memorial Day) $155 each trip – Nearly SOLD OUT!  – Sailed Successfully! Trinidade Petrel on Monday, May 30


February 6, 2016   Saturday   Cape May, NJ  12-hour ($180) – Sailed Successfully! GREAT SKUA!! See eBird Links here

Mike Fritz

Mike Fritz

Departs: 6:00 AM

Returns: 6:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: the American Star

Marina: Utsch’s Marina Cape May,

1121 New Jersey 109, Cape May, NJ 08204

COST: $ 180

Target Species: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.


January 9, 2016  Saturday   Brooklyn Inshore  8-hour ($130) – Sailed Successful Trip see eBird Links here!

Doug Gochfeld

Doug Gochfeld

Departs: 8:00 AM

Returns: 4:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Brooklyn VI

Marina: 2200 Emmons Ave.
Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 130

Target Species: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.



January 16, 2016  Saturday   Lewes, DE   12-hour ($185) – CANCELLED DUE TO A HURRICANE OFF THE AZORES!

Matt Hafner

Matt Hafner

Departs: 6:00 AM

Returns: 6:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: Thelma Dale IV

Port: Fisherman’s Wharf, Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE

COST: $ 185

Target Species: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.


 

January 23, 2016  Saturday   Brooklyn 14-hour ($190) – CANCELLED DUE TO CRAZY Nor’easter -BLIZZARD!

Sean in Action

Sean in Action

Departs: 5:00 AM

Returns: 7:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Brooklyn VI

Marina: 2200 Emmons Ave.
Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 190

Target Species: Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.


January 24, 2016  Sunday Belmar, NJ  Inshore 8-hour ($125) – 

CANCELLED DUE TO CRAZY Nor’easter -BLIZZARD!

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Departs: 8:00 AM

Returns: 4:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: Suzie Girl

Marina: Belmar Marina, Rt.35 & 10th Ave Belmar

COST: $ 125

Target Species:Northern Fulmar, Dovekie, Razorbill, Common Murre, Atlantic Puffin, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope.


SPRING 2016

June 12-13, 2016  Sunday/Monday  Brooklyn, NY Overnight 22-hour ($250) – Rescheduled from orig. date of June 5-6 – CANCELLED

Departs: 8:00 PM

Returns: 6:00 PM (approximately)

Boat: The Brooklyn VI

Marina: 2200 Emmons Ave.
Pier 6  Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, New York 11235

COST: $ 250

Target Species: Wilson’s and Leach’s Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Sooty, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red and Red-necked Phalarope.


FALL 2016

September 17-18, 2016 Cape May, NJ 18-hour Overnight ($215) – Sailed! Black-capped Petrel, WFSP, Long-tailed Jaeger, and much more…

Departs: 10:30PM

Returns: 4:30 PM (approximately)

Boat: Atlantic Star

Marina: 6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

COST: $ 215

Target Birds: Wilson’s, Leach’s, Band-rumped, and White-faced Storm-petrels, Cory’s, Great, Audubon’s, and Manx Shearwater, Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, South Polar Skua, Arctic Tern, Red-necked Phalarope.

END – 2016 =======