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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tofino Pelagic - October 2010

Tofino Pelagic 2010
As an early birthday present Lori sent me out to sea! No complaints. Today I traveled back down to Tofino for another west coast pelagic with Just Birding and The Whale Centre tour companies. The seas were a 'little' rougher than the August trip. That said, we did get out and got to see a few tubenoses. The birds were thin on the ground for sure but most of us kept our spirits high. Tufted Puffin, Black-footed Albatross, Sooty Shearwater and Northern Fulmar were all seen and a nice Buller's Shearwater was a good bonus bird and a BC bird for me. One of the participants was Russ Cannings. Russ needed just one bird to break the BC Big Year record; but alas, it was not on this trip. Check out his site to see if the record has been broken: http://bcbigyear.blogspot.com/