Cormorants, Gulls, Pelicans, Albatross, Shearwaters, and Sea Ducks are some of the sea birds that you may see near Monterey Bay. Prey Sea birds feed on fish, squid, and similar oceanic food. We offer safe, fun and educational trips for everyone to enjoy, including group tours, private charters, … More than 90 species of seabirds have been recorded living or migrating through the Monterey Bay. 11/16/20 5:02 pm: Jeff Manker Re: [MBBIRDS] a lot of Pine siskins? Murres dive deep — as deep as 590 feet (180 m), although more commonly to 230 feet (70 m). This week, a black-footed albatross was seen soaring over Monterey. 514 likes. Our signature Monterey Bay trips have been the backbone of seabirding in North America, producing many "first" records. The annotations are the bold-faced status and distribution summaries from the species accounts in Monterey Birds, 2d ed. Monterey Seabirds. Ever-popular harbor seals and sea otters are year-round residents of Monterey Bay and are visible right from the Aquarium decks. ; Seabird Trips - 8 hour and 12 hour trips, with longer offshore trips in the fall. Seabirds There are 94 kinds of seabirds found locally, including the California brown pelican and the western snowy plover. This is the portal to pages of an annotated, illustrated, and complete checklist of the birds of Monterey County. (2003) by Don Roberson, slightly modified for the web.All the birds shown were photographed in Monterey County. [MBBIRDS] eBird in Monterey -- overview and updates: 11/16/20 5:29 pm: Julia van der Wyk Re: [MBBIRDS] a lot of Pine siskins? Many of our leaders have been with Shearwater Journeys for several decades and have worldwide experience with seabirds. On Aug. 18, 1961, a local newspaper reported that thousands of crazed seabirds were sighted on the shores of North Monterey Bay in California. 11/16/20 4:56 pm: Carol Pecot Re: [MBBIRDS] a lot of Pine siskins? Come down to the historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf on the Monterey Bay and enjoy an unforgettable adventure with us at Princess Monterey Whale Watching. Please call 831-372-0599 for private whale watch charter prices. Because seabirds spend so much time on the surface of the water and because they congregate in large groups for nesting, they're threatened by oil spills. For our daily whale watch trips with a Marine Biologist/Naturalist see the Monterey Bay Whale Watch website for details. Sullivan, who hatched the idea for the count, says Monterey Bay is one of the premier places on the West Coast to see migrating seabirds, and that there is no place locally that tops Point Pinos. 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