NC PSO Hatteras Pelagic Trip, part 2

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On August 9-13 the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology had an out-of-state field trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. A total of 35 participants ventured down to NC for several days of land birding followed by two days of pelagic trips out of Hatteras, NC. Part 1 of this trip report series covered some of the land birding, this … Read More

Terns, jaegers, and gulls of the Gulf Stream

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August in the Gulf Stream off North Carolina is usually thought of by birders as the ultimate time to try for the rarer Pterodroma species, such as Black-capped Petrels, Band-rumped Storm-Petrels, and Herald (Trindade) Petrels aboard Brian Patteson’s pelagic trips. Sure, those Pterodroma species (and many others) can be found out there and are always exciting to see, but not many people … Read More

Herald Petrels in the Gulf Stream

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Last week the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology charted two back-to-back pelagics to the Gulf Stream with Brian Patteson, aboard the Stormy Petrel II. Both days were full of seabirds and we had some great photo opportunities. Mike Lanzone and I have been pretty busy with other things, but are hoping to get some more detailed posts (and photos!) up soon. … Read More