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Trip List
Official Searcher Trip List
(compiled by Jon Feenstra)

Route Map
  Trip Pictures by Bert Filemyr
Trip Pictures by Connie Goldman

Update #1 - 5:00 am PDT, Monday September 3
Update #2 - 10:00 pm PDT, Friday September 7
Update #3 - 6:00 pm PDT, Saturday September 8
Update #4 - 6:00 pm PDT, Sunday September 9
Update #5 - 7:00 pm PDT, Monday September 10
Update #6 - 6:00 pm PDT, Tuesday September 11
Update #7 - 5:00 pm PDT, Wednesday September 12

Concept: Take the multi-day pelagic birding trip aboard the "Searcher" out of San Diego - September 3-7, 2007. Post pelagic extension to bird the Southern California area.

The Trip

Night in
Approx direct miles from previous night.
September 2
Fly to San Diego via Minneapolis San Diego (Dolphin Motel)  
Monday September 3
Get on boat, start pelagic trip At sea  
Tesday September 4 - Thursday September 6
Full days at sea At sea  
Friday September 7
Get off boat, pick up rental car, bird San Diego area with Mike Fritz, Paul and Anita Guris, Shawneen Finageen etc. Group dinner San Diego (Dolphin Motel) 0
La Jolla early in the morning, work up the coast hitting Eljio Lagoon and Bolsa Chica. Spotted Doves at Salt Lake Park in late afternon. Los Angeles 110
Silver Saddle Club near California City for Arctic Warbler. Mojave Narrows Regional Park in the afternoon San Bernadino 150
Bear Paw Sanctuary (San Bernadino Valley Audubon) and Big Falls Picnic Area. Then south to the Salton Sea. Brawley 150
General birding in the Salton Sea area. Cuyamacca State Park in the Laguna Moutnians Pine Valley 80
Birding with Mary Beth Stowe along Kitchen Creek Road. Various areas around Dairy Mart Road south of San Diego. San Diego 45
Travel Home  

Participants: East coast birders on the Searcher pelagic include Bert Filemyr, Paul Guris, Anita Guris, Mike Fritz, Connie Goldman, Scott Barnes, Linda Mack, Ed Sigda and others. Many of these birders did land birding together after the pelagic.