Nature Notes

November 18, 2008

Pelagic Birding- North America West

Filed under: — Harold Stiver @ 9:45 am

North America –West Coast

Westport Seabirds

Running out of Washington State, Westport Seaports is one of the longest running operators of seabird trips, over 40 years. It’s been a long time since I’ve been out with them but I recall they were very professional with knowledgeable leaders.


Box 665, Westport, Washington 98595

The Bird Guide, Inc.

Run out of Oregon by Greg Gillson. My one trip with them is the roughest weather I’ve experienced at sea but produced some great birds.

123 NW Bailey Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Shearwater Journeys with Debra Shearwater

The best known of the western operators, Debra runs an abundance of trips in all seasons from various California ports. I have gone with this operator a number of times and highly recommend them.


P.O. Box 190, Hollister, CA 95024 USA

Monterey Pelagic Seabirds

A year round operation running out of Monterey. You can find up to date information at their website.

Monterey Pelagic Seabirds

Telephone (831) 375-4658

Los Angeles Audubon Society
They run a half dozen interesting trips a year from various harbors in the L.A. area

Telephone 323-876-0202

P.O. Box 931057, Los Angeles, CA 90093-1057

Searcher Natural History Tours
They are providing multi-day whale and birding tours. Get all their information from their website:

Searcher Natural History Tours

2838 Garrison Street,San Diego, California 92106,USA

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