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It’s Time to Start Planning for 2016 Texas Pelagics!

Share Reservations for 2016 are now open! I am excited to announce that we are planning to run 7 trips again in 2016. In 2015 we had what undoubtedly ranks as one of the best years ever for Texas Pelagics. Not only did we successfully run 6 Trips in 2015, the most pelagic trips that have ever been run in Texas in one year! But we also had 2 spectacular trips where we observed 274 and 219 individual pelagic seabirds. These 2 trips tallied the highest number of pelagic seabirds ever seen on a Texas Pelagic from South Padre Island and the highest numbers of pelagic seabirds in almost 20 years.  The 2015 highlights included: Manx Shearwater – 1; Leach’s Storm-Petrels – a record number of ~ 110; Great Shearwater -1;  Sabine’s Gull – 1; Whale Shark -1; Sperm Whale – 1; Mesoplodon Beaked Whale -1; Pygmy/Dwarf Sperm Whale -1; And if that wasn’t enough we encountered very high numbers for the season of many of the regular pelagic seabirds:  Audubon’s Shearwater – 75; Cory’s Shearwaters – 16; Band-rumped Storm-Petrels – 47; Magnificent Frigatebirds – 23; Masked Boobies – 18; Sooty Terns – 127; Bridled Terns – 18; Pomarine Jaegers – 25. Schedule for 2016 Texas Pelagic Trips:  http://texaspelagics.com/2016-schedule-2/  We are planning 7 trips again for 2016. The scheduled dates for the all the pelagic trips are firm, except for the RGVBF trip. Click the above link to learn more about upcoming Texas Pelagic trips, i.e. fares, trip lengths, departure times, spaces remaining, etc. Sat June 4th (June 11th weather back-up date); 12 hour; S. Padre Island. Sat. July 23rd; 16 hour; Port Aransas; Sat. August 27th, 16 hour; S Padre Island Sat. Sept 17th; 12 hour; S. Padre Island Sat. Sept 24th; 12 hour; S. Padre Island. (exclusive for Arroyo Colorado Audubon Soc) Sat. Oct 8th; 12 hour; S. Padre Island Sat. Oct 31st; 12 hour; S. Padre Island (tentatively...