Birds that can be expected on most or all April October trips:
Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar,
Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Red-necked
and Red Phalaropes, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic
Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, California Gull, Western Gull, Glaucous-winged
Gull, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Cassin's
Auklet, Rhinocerous Auklet, Tufted Puffin.
Other regular species and the best time to see them:
Flesh-footed Shearwater (May, and late September October), Bullers Shearwater (late August October), Short-tailed Shearwater (January-April and late September - October), Leach's Storm-Petrel (July), South Polar Skua (August October), Long-tailed Jaeger (July early September), Thayers Gull (October April), Arctic Tern (July September).
Birds seen less frequently:
Laysan Albatross (increasing, primarily winter), Manx Shearwater (increasing, primarily in summer/fall), Xantus' Murrelet (usually summer/fall), Ancient Murrelet (winter).
Infrequent but possible in season:
Murphy's Petrel (April), Mottled Petrel (winter), Parakeet Auklet (winter/spring), Horned Puffin (winter).
Short-tailed Albatross, Shy Albatross, Wilsons Storm-Petrel, Red-legged Kittiwake, Thick-billed Murre
Regularly seen inshore species include: Pacific Loon, Red-throated Loon, Brandt's and Pelagic Cormorants, Black, White-winged, and Surf Scoters, Long-tailed Duck, Harlequin Duck, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, Wandering Tattler, Rock Sandpiper (October-April), Heermannís Gull, Mew Gull, Caspian Tern and Marbled Murrelet.
We also encounter a variety of marine mammals
during our trips. Humpback Whale, California Gray Whale, Harbor Porpoise,
Dalls Porpoise, Pacific White-sided Dolphin,
California and Stellers Sea Lions, Northern Fur
Seal and Harbor Seal are the most frequent. Killer Whale, Rissos Dolphin (Gray Grampus) and Elephant Seal are