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Completed Texas Pelagic Trips in 2014

Eric Carpenter is taking a well deserved break from organizing the Texas Pelagics this year so I have volunteered to organize them for this year. I am pleased to announce that there will be 4 Texas Pelagic birding trips out of South Padre Island this summer & fall.  The dates for the trips are: Sat July 19th – Trip Successfully Completed – See Trip Report Sat August 16th  – Trip Successfully Completed – See Trip Report Sat September 20th – Trip Successfully Completed – See Trip Report Sat October 25th – Trip Successfully Completed – See Trip Report These are not-for-profit trips that I am organizing where the cost per participant is $150. I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in these trips to contact me garyhodne@earthlink.net for more details and reservations soon as possible. We need to have enough participants two and half weeks in advance of each trip to ensure we can cover the cost of the charter. These trips leave from near the southern tip of South Padre Island, aboard the Osprey (http://ospreycruises.com/osprey-fishing-trips/).   The good folks at Osprey Cruises have been involved with Texas Pelagics for over 14 years and their captains are familiar with where we need to go and also are quite good at spotting birds with us.   These are all-day trips, leaving the docks at 6am, and returning 12 hours later at 6pm. We motor out to deep-water (takes about 4 hours to get there), spend the next several hours working the area just off the shelf, and then return back to dry land by around 6pm.  Leaders for these three trips will include Eric Carpenter, Mary Gustafson, Brad McKinney, Petra Hockey, Randy Pinkston, John O’Brien, Dwight Peake and myself.  Each of these leaders are passionate about Texas Pelagics and have more experience on that anyone else in the offshore Texas Gulf of...

Completed Texas Pelagic Trips for 2013

From: Eric Carpenter Date: June 4, 2013, 11:33:16 PM CDT Subject: SPI Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Trips this summer/fall (27 July, 28 September) Texbirders and pelagic junkies, I am pleased to announce that there will be 2 pelagic birding trips  out of Port Isabel/South Padre Island this summer & fall. The dates  for the trips are: Saturday, July 27th  Successfully Completed! See Trip Report. Saturday, September 28th Successfully Completed, See Trip Report These are not-for-profit trips that I am organizing where the cost per participant is $150. I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in these trips to contact me (ecarpe@gmail.com) for more details and reservation info as soon as is convenient. We need to have enough participants two and half weeks in advance of each trip to ensure we can cover the cost of  the charter. These trips leave from the southern tip of South Padre Island, aboard the Osprey (http://ospreycruises.com/osprey-fishing-trips/).   The good folks at Osprey Cruises have been involved with Texas pelagics for over a dozen years and their captains are familiar with where we need to go and also are quite good at spotting birds with us.   These are all-day trips, leaving the docks at around 6am, and returning 12 hours later at 6pm. We motor out to deepwater (takes a couple hours to get there), spend the next several hours working the area just off the shelf, and then return back to dry land by around 6pm. Leaders for  these three trips will include Mary Gustafson, Brad McKinney, Petra  Hockey, Randy Pinkston and myself.  I’ve been out on the Gulf with each of these folks multiple times and their passion for birds and pelagics is on par with my own. These Gulf of Mexico trips don’t yield gaudy numbers of birds but we seem to always make up for it with a high quality...

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