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Pelagic Birding in the Gulf of Mexico and the Seabirds of Texas.

This website is the only source for information about Texas Pelagic Trips. It is the single and most complete record of past Texas Pelagic trip reports beginning in 1991, photo galleries from past Texas Pelagic trips and information and photos of the seabirds of Texas.

By Garett Hodne

Schedule for 2017 Texas Pelagic Trips: Please click link for details.

Unfortunately all 4 trips scheduled for 2017 had to be cancelled due  to being way under subscribed. I will plan to schedule only 2 trips for 2018 in August and September. Please check back in early 2018 for more information on the details of these trips.

1. Saturday, August 12, from Port Aransas  on the Kingfisher, 16 hours: CANCELLED


2. Saturday, August 26, from South Padre Island on the Osprey, 16 hours: CANCELLED


3. Saturday, September 16, from Port Aransas  on the Kingfisher, 16 hours: CANCELLED


4. Saturday, Sept 30,  from South Padre Island on the Osprey, 12 hours: CANCELLED
















Check out these pages for more information about Texas Pelagics.

Pelagic Seabirds:

This page contains articles on seabird abundance and seasonal distribution in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo galleries of seabirds, marine mammals and fish serve as a useful guide to identification and help prepare the pelagic birder for the challenges of sea birding.

Preparing for a Pelagic Birding Trip:

Pelagic birding is one of the more difficult types of birding. It pays to be well prepared ahead of time. If you’ve never been on a Texas Pelagic trip and are interested in going on one read this article  to find out  how to prepare yourself for an enjoyable day of birding at sea.

Summary Table of Past Trip Report Archives and Photo Galleries:

Assembled here is the most complete record of past trip reports and photo albums for Texas Pelagics that exists anywhere!

Regular Pelagic trips in offshore Texas only really began in 1994. Over the last 19 years many dedicated pelagic birders have made great efforts to continue organizing Pelagic birding trips to the deep waters offshore Texas. There are trip reports for over 50 past pelagic trips listed here.

In addition to the reports, I have collected photos from many other birders in addition to my own photos for trip galleries from over 25 past Texas Pelagics. Reminise about past trips, exciting sightings of birds and other marine life and get a real feeling for the pelagic birding experience by reviewing these photo galleries.

Gulf of Mexico Information:

Find out where to go for detailed marine weather forecasts and wave forecasts, critical information for Pelagic birding success. Also additional information about the physical oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico is presented.

About TexasPelagics.com

The TexasPelagics.com website / blog was created and is maintained by Garett Hodne.


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