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West Coast birding, spring 2014

This trip was planned around a Holland America Repositioning cruise from San Diego to Vancouver, accompanying Paul Lehman who was leading a WINGS tour on the cruise. This has proven by far the easiest way to see the 3 regularly occurring species of Pterodroma petrels off the west coast. I maximized the amount of time I took off, and had 5.5 days of birding in southern Cal before the cruise, and 4 days of birding in Washington state after the cruise before flying back home. Got an unexpected 8 lifer or ABA birds, to finally push thru the 700 mark in the ABA, to 704.

Lifers/ABA birds were:

Sooty Grouse
Gray Partridge
Hawaiian Petrel (ABA)
Yellow-footed Gull
Island Scrub-Jay
Sky Lark (ABA)
Hermit Warbler (ABA)
Nutmeg Mannikin (ABA)

Photos of all but Hawaiian Petrel and Gray Partridge
SoCal birding days 1 to 6
:: SoCal birding days 1 to 6 ::
Highlights of WINGS tour from San Diego to Vancouver; May 6-10 2014
:: Highlights of WINGS tour from San Diego to Vancouver; May 6-10 2014 ::
Washington State portion (Days 10-13)
:: Washington State portion (Days 10-13) ::