Summary Table of all Texas Pelagics with Links to Reports & Galleries

There have been 82 publicly available organized Pelagic Birding trips in Offshore Texas since their inception in 1981.

Click on the “REPORT” link to view the trip report and “PHOTOS” link to view the photo gallery. 

TABLE 2):  PELAGIC TRIPS OFFSHORE TX ORGANIZED FROM 1994 TO 1999.

List of all 18 successfully organized Texas Pelagic birding trips from 1994 to 1999. Records are not available for all trips. Most of these trips were from the Central Coast at Port O’Connor and a two were from the Upper Coast AT Freeport.

 #     DATE:  SP   #SB    ARCHIVE:  PHOTOS:    ORGANIZED BY:    BOAT and PORT:
1   1994, May 28 5 59    REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
2   1994, July 23 3 20   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
3   1994, Aug. 20 4 15   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
4   1994, Sept. 24 9 63  REPORT+MAP   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
5   1995, June 24 5 38  REPORT+MAP   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
6   1995 Aug. 19 6 133   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
7   1995, Sept. 30 7 266   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
8   1996, June 29 4 5   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
9   1996, July 27 6 84   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
10   1996, Sept. 21 2 4   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
11   1997, June 28 7 156   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
12   1997, July 26 11 308   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
13   1997, Aug. 23 9 167   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
14   1997, Sept. 20 8 72   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
15  1998, July 19-21 6 101   REPORT PHOTOS D. Peake + M. Elwonger – Houston Aud   M/ Fling – Freeport
16   1998, August 8 6 9   REPORT   D. Peake + M. Elwonger – Houston Aud   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
17   1998, Sept. 5 6 49   REPORT   D. Peake + M. Elwonger – Houston Aud   Chip   XI – Port O’Connor
  18     1999, June 20-22 4 48   REPORT   Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger   M/V   Fling – Freeport

 

TABLE 3): PELAGIC TRIPS OFFSHORE TEXAS ORGANIZED FROM 2000 TO 2013:  

During this period there have been 36 public pelagic birding trips successfully run. Most of these were out of South Padre Island aboard the “Osprey II”.

The 2 exceptions were aboard the Wharf Cat from Port Aransas.

  #     DATE:  SP   #SB     ARCHIVE:   PHOTOS:    ORGANIZED BY:     BOAT and PORT
 01   2000, July 15 4 101   REPORT + MAP   Texas Audubon & International Birding Festival Osprey   II – S Padre Is
02  2001, July 18 7 13   REPORT + MAP   Brownsville International Birding Festival Osprey   II – S Padre Is
03  2001, July 20 4 28  REPORT + MAP   Brownsville International Birding Festival Osprey   II – S Padre Is
04  2002, June 3 6 35   REPORT + MAP   World Birding Center Osprey   II – S Padre Is
05  2002, July 24 6 187   REPORT   World Birding Center Osprey   II – S Padre Is
06  2002, Sept. 13 7 16   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Isl
07  2002, Oct. 6 8 82   REPORT+ MAP   Richard Gibbons- Coastal Bend Audubon Society Wharf Cat – Pt Aransas
08  2003, June 20 5 54   REPORT  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
09  2003, Sept 26 6 56   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
10  2003, Oct. 11 2 107   REPORT  PHOTOS Richard Gibbons- Coastal Bend Audubon Society Wharf Cat – Pt Aransas
11  2004, May 21 5 29   REPORT + MAP   World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
12  2004, July 16 4 110   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
13  2004, Sept. 24 8 23   REPORT   World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
14  2004, Oct. 1 7 18   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
15  2004 Nov. 6 6 31   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
16  2005, June 17 9 25   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
17  2005, July 29 6 22   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
18  2005, Sept. 17 4 9   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
19  2005, Nov. 5 5 22   REPORT + MAP   World Birding Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
20  2006 Aug. 19 7 91   REPORT  PHOTOS Stan Van Sandt – Travis County Audubon Osprey II – S Padre Is
21  2007 Sept. 8 10 48   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS Travis Audubon Osprey II – S Padre Is
22  2008, July 19 8 25   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS Eric Carpenter Osprey II – S Padre Is
23  2008, Sept 6 5 14   REPORT   Eric Carpenter Osprey II – S Padre Is
24  2008, Nov. 9 4 15   REPORT   Mary Gustafson & Rio Grande Valley Birding Fest Osprey II – S Padre Is
25  2009, July 25 4 24   REPORT + MAP   PHOTOS Eric Carpenter and Cate Ball at World Birding Cntr Osprey II – S Padre Is
26  2009, Aug. 29 8 85   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS Eric Carpenter and Cate Ball at World Birding Cntr Osprey II – S Padre Is
27  2009, Sept. 19 5 31   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS Eric Carpenter and Cate Ball at World Birding Cntr Osprey II – S Padre Is
28  2009, Nov 15 3 5   REPORT  PHOTOS Mary Gustafson & Rio Grande Valley Birding Fest Osprey II – S Padre Is
29  2010, July 17 6 21   REPORT + MAP  PHOTOS Eric Carpenter Osprey II – S Padre Is
30  2010, Aug 21 2 3   REPORT  PHOTOS Eric Carpenter Osprey II – S Padre Is
31  2011, July 16     3 7 REPORT    PHOTOS  Eric Carpenter & SPI Birding & Nature Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
32   2011, Aug 27 6  42  REPORT  PHOTOS  P2    Eric Carpenter & SPI Birding & Nature Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
33   2012, July 28 6 15 REPORT + MAP    Eric Carpenter & SPI Birding & Nature Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
34   2012, Aug 25 5 24 REPORT + MAP    Eric Carpenter & SPI Birding & Nature Center Osprey II – S Padre Is
35  2013, July 27 3 16  REPORT + MAP    Eric Carpenter Osprey II – S Padre Is
36   2013, Sept 28 5 10 REPORT + MAP    Eric Carpenter Osprey II – S Padre Is

 

TABLE 4): TEXAS PELAGIC TRIPS ORGANIZED FROM 2014 TO PRESENT:

   #     DATE:  SP   #SB    ARCHIVE:       ORGANIZED BY:      BOAT and PORT
01 2014, July 19 12  REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
02  2014, Aug 16 3 7 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
03 2014, Sept 20 9 23 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey II – South Padre Is.
04 2014, Oct 25 8 18 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey II – South Padre Is.
05  2015, July 11 7 219 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics  Osprey – South Padre Island 
06 2015, Aug 8 4 23 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics  Osprey – South Padre Island 
07 2015, Aug 29 10 274 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics  Osprey – South Padre Island
08 2015, Sept 19 7 41 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
09 2015, Oct 10  6  24 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
10 2015, Nov 2 4 8 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
11 2016, June 4  3 10  REPORT  Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
12 2016, July 23  10 103  REPORT  Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Kingfisher  – Port Aransas 
13 2016, Aug 27  7 224  REPORT  Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island 
14  2016, Sept 17 5 48  REPORT  Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island
15  2016, Nov 20 5 REPORT  Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Kingfisher – Port Aransas
16 2018, Aug 31 9 123 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Kingfisher – Port Aransas
17 2018, Sept 22 7 23 REPORT Garett Hodne – Texas Pelagics Osprey – South Padre Island

 SP = Number of Pelagic Seabird Species seen on Trip.

#SB = Number of Pelagic Seabirds seen on Trip.

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