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PELAGICS - ATLANTIC & GULF COAST USA

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GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE


Ecomertours Nord-Sud, 606 Des Ardennes, Rimouski, Quebec, G5L 3M3 Canada

(888) 724 8687

ljones@globetrotter.net

http://www.ecomertours.com

Trips in July. Price CDN$1520

Birds: N. Gannet, BL Kittiwake, Black Guillemot, Atlantic Puffin, Harlequin Duck


NEWFOUNDLAND


Northern Cruiser Ltd, PO Box 38, Station C, St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 5H5

(709) 722 4000

Ferry from St Barbe to Blanc Sablon, PQ. Price $9

Birds; N. Fulmar, Cory's (v.rare), Greater, Sooty, manx Sh/ws, Wilson's, Leach's Storm Petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas.


NOVA SCOTIA


Marine Atlantic, PO Box 250, North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 3M3

(800) 341 7981 www.marine-atlantic.ca/

Ferry service from North Sydney to Argentina, NF and Port aux Basques NF. Price $55-$125

Birds; N. Fulmar, Cory's (rare), Greater, Sooty, Manx Sh/ws, storm petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas.


Bird Island Tours, Big Bras d'or Road, Bras d'Or, Cape Breton, NS B0X 1B1

(800) 661 6680

Daily trips. Price $28CDN

Birds; B.L.Kittiwake, auks


Northumberland Ferries/Bay Ferries

(888) 249 7245

Daily ferry from St. John NB to Digby NS. Price $25

Birds; Greater, Sooty Sh/ws, Wilson's Strom Petrel, phalaropes, A. Puffins.


Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, Box 719, Tiverton, NS B0V 1G0

(902) 839 2417

oceanexp@atcon.com

www.oceanexplorations.ns.ca

Trips June-Oct. Price CDN$49

Birds; Greater, Sooty, Manx Sh/ws, Wilson's Storm Petrel, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas, auks.


Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours, Westport, Brier Island, NS B0V

The new information is info@novascotiawhalewatching.ca

And the website is www.novascotiawhalewatching.ca

Our Toll free number is 1-800-239-2189

Trips June-Oct. Price CDN$35

Birds; N. Fulmar, Greater, Sooty, Manx, Cory's Sh/ws (poss), Wilson's, Leach's Storm Petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas.


Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises, Ltd, Westport, NS B0V 1H0

(800) 656 3660

Trips May-Oct. Price CDN$39.50

Birds; N. Fulmar, Greater, Sooty, Manx Sh/ws, Wilson's, Leach's Storm Petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas.


Macleod Bird and Nature Travel Tours, 15 Elizabeth Court, White's Lake, NS B3T 1Z2

(902) 852 1228

macleod.grayjay@ns.sympatico.ca

www.ns.sympatico.ca/macleod.grayjay/peter.htm

Trips in Aug, Sept, Oct. Price CDN$45

Birds; N. Fulmar, Greater, Sooty, Manx, Cory's Sh/ws (poss), Wilson's, Leach's Storm Petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas.


Captains John Norton and Barna Norton, RR#2, Box 990, Jonesport, ME 04649

(207) 497 5933

Trips in May-Aug. Price $50

Birds; Common and Arctic Terns, B. L. Kittiwake, N. Fulmar, Greater, Sooty, Manx, Cory's Sh/ws (poss), Wilson's, Leach's Storm Petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas.


DELAWARE, MAINE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK


See Life Paulagics

See Life Paulagics operates out of Long Island in Freeport, New York; Belmar Marina, Belmar, New Jersey; Cape May, New Jersey; Lewes, Delaware and Long Wharf, Portland, Maine.

http://www.paulagics.com/

See Life Paulagics, P.O. Box 161, Green Lane, PA 18054, 215-234-6805 e-mail info@paulagics.com


Bay Ferries Ltd

(888) 249 7245

http://www.nfl-bay.com/

High speed daily ferry service from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, NS. Price $29-$49

Birds; Greater, Sooty Sh/ws, Wilson's, Leach/s Storm Petrels, phalaropes, jaegers, skuas, auks.


Maine Audubon Society, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105

(207) 781 2330 X215

www.maineaudubon.org

Trip Sept 9th. Price $70

Birds; N. Fulmar, Greater, Sooty, Manx Sh/ws, Leach's Storm Petrel, phalaropes and jaegers.


MASSACHUSETTS


Massachussetts Audubon Society, Wellfleet bay Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 236, Wellfleet, MA 02663

(508) 349 2615

www.wellfleetbay.org

Trips in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, June, Sept, Oct. Price $25-$45

Depending on time of year birds are: C. Loon, C. Eider, Scoters, Oldsquaw, Manx and Cory's Sh/ws, Leach's and Wilson's Storm Petrel, Phalaropes.


Brookline Bird Club, Eddie Giles, 798 Central St., East Bridgewater, MA 02333

(508) 378 3370

emgiles@juno.com

www.NESeabirds.com

Trips from May to June. Price $24

Primarily whale watching but birds are; N. Fulmar, Sooty, Greater, Cory's, Manx Sh/ws, Wilson's and Leach's Storm Petrels, jaegers.

There is also one birding trip Aug 21st. Price $62

Brookline Bird Club, Glen D'Etremont, 5 Christopher Rd, Randolph, MA 02368

(781) 961 2616

Dedicated birding trips in Aug and Oct. Price $25


RHODE ISLAND


Frances Fleet, PO Box 3724, Peace Dale, RI 02883

(800) 662 2824

Whale watching trips July - Sept. Price $30

Poss birds are: Cory's, Greater, Sooty, Manx, Audubon Sh/ws, Wilson's and Leach's Storm Petrels, S.P. Skua, jaegers.


VIRGINIA


Brian Patteson, PO Box 772, Hatteras, NC 27943

(252) 986 1363

Brian@Patteson.com

www.patteson.com

Several winter trips and a Sept' trip. Prices range from $85-$95

In winter, poss birds are, N. Fulmar, B.L.Kittiwake, Great Skua, Razorbill, Dovekie, A.Puffin. In Fall, poss birds are, Cory's Greater, Audubon's Sh/ws, Wilson's Petrel, B.C.Petrel, Leach's, Band rumped and Wh. faced Storm Petrel.


NORTH CAROLINA


Brian Patteson, PO Box 772, Hatteras, NC 27943

(252) 986 1363

Brian@Patteson.com

www.patteson.com

Trips May through August. Prices range from $85-$195 (depending on trip).

Target birds are; B.C.Petrel, Cory's, Greater Sh/ws, Wilson's, Leach's, Band rumped Storm Petrels.

Poss birds are; Herald Petrel, Fea's Petrel, Wh. faced Storm Petrel, Tropicbirds, Masked Booby plus many other extreme vagrants such as Bermuda Petrel, Swinhoe's and Bulwer's Petrels have been recorded.


Michael Tove, Pterodroma Ptours, 303 Dunhagen Place, Cary, NC 27511

(919) 460 0338

mtove@deltaforce.net

Trips in May. Price $95

Target birds in "Pterodroma Alley" include B.C.Petrel, Cory's, Greater Sh/ws, Wilson's, Leach's, Band rumped Storm Petrels.

Poss birds are; Herald Petrel, Fea's Petrel, Tropicbirds, Masked and Brown Booby plus other extreme vagrants possible.


Captain Spurgeon Stowe, Miss Hatteras Party Boat Fishing, PO Box 322, Hatteras, NC 27943

(252) 986 2365

Trips March- Dec. Price $65

Many of the same birds as above but numbers lower because the boat is stationary most of the day.


FLORIDA


The Yankee Fleet, PO Box 5903 WI, Key West, FL 33041

(305) 294 7009

Chartered trips by private birding operators.

Poss birds are: Audubon's Sh/w, masked and Brown Boobies, Frigatebird, Bridled and Sooty Terns, Noddies.


Wes Biggs, Florida Nature Tours, PO Box 618572, Orlando, FL 32861-8572

(407) 363 1360

e-mail: fnt@gdi.net

http://www.floridanaturetours.com

3 day trips in April-May. Price $525

Birds: Audubon's Sh/w, Band-rumped Storm Petrel, W.T.Tropicbird, Boobies, Frigatebird ,Bridled and Sooty Terns, Noddies.


Field Guides, Inc., 9433 Bee Cave Rd., Bldg 1, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78733

(800) 728 4953 or (512) 263 7295

3 day trips in Apr-May. Price $755

Trips to Dry Tortugas for Brown Noddy, Sooty, Bridled, Roseate Tern, Frigatebird, Audubon's Sh/w, Boobies and migrants.


WINGS, 1643 N. Alvernon, Suite 105, Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 320 9373

wings@wingsbirds.com

www.wingsbirds.com

3 day trips in Apr. Price $495

Trips to Dry Tortugas for Brown Noddy, Sooty, Bridled, Roseate Tern, Frigatebird, Audubon's Sh/w, Boobies and migrants.


Tropical Audubon Society, 5530 Sunset Dr., Miami, FL 33143

(305) 666 5111

3 day Trips in Apr. Price $525

Trips to Dry Tortugas for Band-rumped Storm Petrel, W.T. Tropicbird, Brown Noddy, Sooty, Bridled, Roseate Tern, Frigatebird, Audubon's Sh/w, Boobies and migrants.


Larry Manfredi, PO Box 322244, Homestead, FL 33032

(305) 258 9607

birderlm@bellsouth.net

www.southfloridabirding.com

I have 7 back to back tours to the Dry Tortugas.
Starting April 12th. and ending on May 3rd. Cost: $775.00

Trips to Dry Tortugas for Band-rumped Storm Petrel, W.T. Tropicbird, Brown Noddy, Sooty, Bridled, Roseate Tern, Frigatebird, Audubon's Sh/w, Boobies and migrants.


Victor Emmanuel Nature Tours, Inc., (VENT), PO Box 33008, Austin, TX 78764

(800) 328-VENT

info@ventbird.com

One 3 day trip in Apr-May. Price $695

Trip to Dry Tortugas for Brown Noddy, Sooty, Bridled, Roseate Tern, Frigatebird, Audubon's Sh/w, Boobies and migrants.


LOUISIANA


Louisiana Ornothological Society, Donna L. Dittman, 435 Pecan Dr, St. Gabriel, LA 70776

(225) 642 5763

www.losbird.org/

12 hr trips in May, Sept, Dec. Price $65

Exploratory trips.


TEXAS


Ray Little, PO Box 387, Port Aransas, TX 78373

(800) 605 5448

Inquire for schedule. Price $35-$40

Birds; Cory's and Audubon's Sh/w, Masked, Brown Boobies, Frigatebird, Jaegers.


More Resources >

SOME RECOMMENDED GUIDES FOR EAST COAST AMERICA

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Go to our Regional Guides section of the book store.

Skuas and Jaegers.

Go to our Bird Families section of the book store.

Seabirds of the World

Go to our Regional Families section of the book store.

Photographic Guide to the Seabirds of the World by Enticott and Tipling is also a must.

Go to our Bird Families Guides section of the book store


CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT AT:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather