US - East Coast
Brookline Bird Club of Massachusetts
Dedicated birding trips to the Continental Shelf Edge trips from Hyannis
Port. Birding trips on whale watching boats..
New Hampshire Audubon
Dedicated birding trips in spring and fall from Rye,NH
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Dedicated birding trips and whale watch trips sponsored by the Joppa
Flats Audubon from Newbury, MA
Maine Audubon Society
Dedicated fall pelagic from Bar Harbor produces Great Skua regularly.
Seabirding Pelagic Trips ( formerly Brian Patterson Pelagics )
Regular dedicated birding pelagic trips from North Carolina and Virginia
See Life Paulagics
Ten or more pelagic trips from Cape May, Belmar, NJ, or Lewes,DE
including winter trips for Great Skua and Alcids. PO Box 161; Green
Lane, PA; 18054; (215) 234-6805; firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Natural history trips to destinations including Georges Bank, the Great
South Channel, and shelf-edge canyons south of New England. Departures
are from Montauk, NY with stops at New Bedford, MA.
U.S. Pacific Coast
Oregon Pelagic Tours
Tim Shelmerdine Formerly associated with Greg Gilson who has
moved to San Diego
Pelagic trips north and south of San Francisco including Half Moon Bay,
Cordell Bank and the Farallon Islands.
To book e-mail us – email@example.com; 650-504-7779,
Westport Seabirds Pelagic Trips
Pelagic trips from Westport, Washington. to Grays Canyon ( January thru
October). Summer trips head further offshore into deeper waters.
This group taught the world to use beef suet as chum. Seabirds love it,
it floats and its cheap. Thanks.
Pelagic trips from Monterey Bay and other California ports.
Monterey Bay Whale Watch and Monterey Bay Seabirds
This is a whale watch that operates in Monterey Bay that sounds very
similar to the Boston area whale watches. They have trips every day and
the cost is reasonable. Contact them for the Seabirds trips.
Oceanic Society Expeditions
Trips from San Francisco to the Farallon Islands. June - Novenber. Ran
trips to Midway Atoll. (See Wandering Birder) when it was open. Marcy
England, Oceanic Society Expeditions; Fort Mason Center; Building E; San
Francisco, CA 94123; (415)474-3385
So Cal Pelagic Birding
New organization for pelagic birding and deep water expeditions fromSan
Diego, Los Angeles, Dana Point in southern California
Working together, four Audubon's have coordinated schedules to provide
excellent pelagic trip coverage throughout Southern California. Pelagic
Trips are scheduled for every month but August and December.
Southern California birding and whale watching trips offshore and to
Baja. See their web page.
The Searcher's owners, Celia Condit and Art Taylor, now host a Blog that
reports notable pelagic sightings off Baja and Southern California. You
can view it at
Formerly known as Albatross Encounters and before that as Oceanwings.
Wonderful trips to Kaikoura Canyon only a few miles offshore. The
webmaster saw 7 species of Albatross.
Daily trips out of Kaikoura on the south island of New Zealand
Nature Quest NZ
Organization that runs birding trips of various kinds in New
Zeland. None seem to be dedicated to pelagic seabirds. They
do run trips to Stewart Island to see the Brown Kiwi a bird I almost
missed on my "do it yourself" birding trip to NZ. Also the
Yellow-eyed Penguin is on their itinerary although I had no trouble
seeing this bird by myself.
SOSSA Lindsay Smith
Wollongong is just south of Sydney, Australia. Trips are scheduled on
the 4th Saturday of each month .Additional trips are organized at
popular times of the year. Also provide information on pelagic trips
from other parts of Australia.
Zest for Birds
Trevor Hardaker and John Graham's ZEST
for BIRDSsite lists pelagic trips and bird guiding from Cape Town South
A web site to encourage ecotourism and international birding interest in
Africa, and more specifically our home region around Cape Town. Includes
a seasonal table for all regularly occuring species off the Cape, based
on over 300 pelagic seabird trips over the last 10 years.
Anne Albatross Cape Pelagic
Anne Gray pelagics out of Cape Town, South Africa.