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During the summer, the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society holds two bird walks a month, on the first Saturday and the third Wednesday, at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

We have arranged with Anchor Charters, located at 32450 N. Harbor Dr. Fort Bragg, CA, for an afternoon of seabirding aboard the Kraken out of Noyo Harbor. The trip will be Sunday August 29, departing at 1:00 pm and returning about 6 pm.

Covid-19 Vaccinations are required.

Cost is $80 per person, payable by cash or check directly to Anchor Charters.

For reservations, mail a check to Tim Bray at PO Box 873, Albion, CA 95410. Capacity is limited and these trips often sell out well in advance, so don't wait. If the trip is canceled, your check will be returned or destroyed.

Deep marine canyons, easily reached in less than an hour on the Kraken, give us a chance to see many pelagic species that are usually found farther offshore. Expected birds include Northern Fulmar, several species of Shearwater, Black-footed Albatross, and Cassin's Auklets, in addition to nearshore marine birds such as Rhinoceros Auklet. Sabine's Gull and Arctic Tern are possible, and if we get lucky, Jaegers or Storm-petrels could show up. Marine mammals are also likely, including Pacific White-sided Dolphin and Humpback Whale. A trip out over the Noyo Canyon is always exciting because you never know what you'll find.

Starting in September, our monthly meetings will resume. At this time, we don't know whether we will meet in person or via Zoom.

We wish you happy birding!

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