For over a month now, I’ve been kicking around the idea of scheduling a pelagic trip for Great Skua with Brian Patteson. Yesterday we decided to proceed with the trip. Brian feels that we have a good chance of finding a Great Skua and when Brian talks about east coast pelagic birding people listen and take note. His credentials are impeccable; he is indeed the Admiral of the Atlantic. We should also see plenty of Razorbills, Dovekie and perhaps Atlantic Puffin, but Brian would better be able to predict what we might see. This is an invitation to any of you blog readers to join me on my quest. I would thoroughly enjoy meeting you and celebrating a Great Skua with you!! There is even a possibility that Bob Ake, last years Big Year champion, may join us to lend his support, but that is still up in the air.
Date & Location
Dec. 27 out of Hatteras, NC aboard the Stormy Petrel. There would be a weather day on the 28th. We picked this date so that participants could spend Christmas at home then travel on Dec 26. If no vagrant pops up for me to chase immediately after the trip, there is the possibility that on the 28th we could journey out into the Gulf Stream to search for Bermuda Petrel. Of course, this is a long shot, but one never knows.
Please contact Brian directly to reserve a reservation. I’ll be way to busy chasing megas to act as an intermediary. Brian’s contact information is as follows:
Hope to see you on board!!!