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Guest Post: The most amazing pelagic of my life!

Guest Post: The most amazing pelagic of my life!

The most amazing pelagic of my life! - GUADALUPE AND SCRIPPS'S MURRELET, SLATY-BACKED GULL AND MANX SHEARWATER - all on the same trip!!

Yesterday I had the most amazing pelagic of my life and we didn't even find a fishing boat!. This has now topped the two pelagics where I've seen 3 Short- tailed albatross and 15 Laysan and 1 Short-tailed Albatross.

We left Ocean Outfitters at 8 am on the "Miss B Haven." We first saw a Manx Shearwater that Tom Plath spotted by Cleland Island. Artie Ahier found a Manx Shearwater on August 13 and 15th but after reviewing photos we now all believe that our bird was different. Our bird is much more ratty and worn and missing primaries. This is very much unlike Artie's bird which is very clean and missing none! See HERE. It is pretty cool to know there are at least 2 Manx's out there!. It was really special for Liron and Ilya to finally see a Manx Shearwater it was a lifer for all of us. This is not the reason it is special though.... In 2017 we did a young birder pelagic trip and Liam Singh spotted a Manx and all 3 of us were not looking the right way and we missed it!. The bird only stayed a few seconds and we were all pretty down so this sighting yesterday was all the more sweeter!

An Inspirational Evening With Ian McAllister

An Inspirational Evening With Ian McAllister

On March 10th, Ocean Outfitters hosted it's 3rd annual conservation speaker series where we bring inspiring people to the community to share their stories and images, to remind us what we have, but also what we have to lose.

Ian McAllister is a renowned conservationist and a photo journalist. He co-founded Pacific Wild along with his wife Karen. Pacific Wild is committed to defending wildlife and wildlife habitat on Canada’s Pacific Coast by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations communities, and scientists.

He has authored and co-authored ten books on the BC coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest. His images have appeared in publications around the world receiving numerous awards. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers. He and his wife, Karen, were named by Time magazine, "Leaders of the 21st Century" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's endangered rainforest.

2018 Pelagic Trip with seabird guide Mark Maftei

2018 Pelagic Trip with seabird guide Mark Maftei

May 5th and 6th, 2018

This trip will be an all-day excursion to some of the offshore banks and canyons in search of albatrosses, shearwaters, storm-petrels and other pelagic birds. Exact route to be determined based on local weather, fishing activity, and up-to-date recon of where birds seem to be concentrating. Our goal is to bird out to, and then along, the shelf edge near one of the large offshore canyons about 35 miles off the coast.

GREAT BEAR WILD With Ian McAllister

GREAT BEAR WILD With Ian McAllister

Join Ian McAllister for an evening of exploration, research and wildlife conservation. Ian is a conservationist, filmmaker, photographer and writer who has spent the last 30 years working to protect B.C.’s coastal wilderness and wildlife. Ian has written ten books on the Pacific coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest. A co-founder and the Executive Director of the non-profit Pacific Wild he is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers.