Sept 21, 1996; Port O’Connor; TRIP REPORT
Aboard the Chip XI
Report Transcribed from 1997 Texas Deepwater Pelagic Trips Newsletter
Copyrighted By: Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger
The September trip was noteworthy for finding a “common” type tern that could have possibly been an Arctic. But the bird everyone will remember, as we neared shore, was an immature Red-billed Tropicbird that flew directly over the boat from a nearby rig.
Dwight’s video, if accepted by the Texas Bird Records Committee, will be only the third Texas record.
FINAL TRIP LIST :
TOTAL PELAGIC SPECIES – 3
TOTAL PELAGIC SEABIRDS 5
Magnificent Frigatebird – 3
Red-billed Tropicbird – 1
Common Tern – 1
Map of the trip track is unavailable.
OCEANOGRAPHIC AND WEATHER CONDITIONS:
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