Yesterday, 6/15/08, a Bob Wallace, Luddy Lambertson, Roger Harshaw and
myself  along with two of Bob’s fishing friends, Mike and Frank (sorry
I do not know their last names) headed out on a pelagic trip on Bob's 31
foot boat.

We headed out of Ponce deLeon Inlet, Volusia County, and went out about
95 miles virtually due east. 

We met a nice diversity of birds, although nothing extremely rare.
Highlights were a very high number of Leach’s Storm-Petrels – 14 –
that may be a new high count for Florida (as listed in Birdlife of
Florida).  Bruce is this correct? Also two Arctic Terns (at 86.2 miles) 
are a late date for that species.

We started finding Cory’s Shearwaters in as close as 6.6, 8, and 9.3
miles out.

Cory’s Shearwater 		12
Greater Shearwater		34
Audubon’s Shearwater	          106
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel 	           10
Leach’s Storm-Petrel		14
Band-Rumped Storm-Petrel	4
Sooty Tern			12
Arctic Tern			2
Royal Tern 			1
Pomarine Jaeger		1

Thanks Bob!


Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet

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