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Old Tuesday 31st May 2005, 15:34   #1
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Question Pelagic Birding, North Carolina

I was thinking about doing some pelagic birding in the next few weeks and would be grateful for any information/experiences on trips out of NC (Hatteras etc), which I understand the Gulf Stream favourably influences.

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Got the bug, eh Trev'?

http://www.patteson.com
http://www.oceanwanderers.com/NCarolina.html
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Yeah and it's your fault!

Thanks for the links.
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I was thinking about doing some pelagic birding in the next few weeks and would be grateful for any information/experiences on trips out of NC (Hatteras etc), which I understand the Gulf Stream favourably influences.

Thanks in advance for any help.

I strongly recommend the Brian Patteson trips out of Hatteras. First of all those trips usually have some great guides who really know seabirds, second it is a shorter trip to the Gulf Stream than from other points from where most other pelagic trips leave. Third, they have quite a record of some very good sightings. It is also good for seeing other sea creatures too.

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I strongly recommend the Brian Patteson trips out of Hatteras. First of all those trips usually have some great guides who really know seabirds, second it is a shorter trip to the Gulf Stream than from other points from where most other pelagic trips leave. Third, they have quite a record of some very good sightings. It is also good for seeing other sea creatures too.

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Thanks, Dalcio, that's all the encouragement I need; as I said to CJW, having read Patteson's Gadfly article in Birding, I'm raring to go!
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Hi Trevor,

The bird possibilities on those trips sure look pretty amazing. Got me thinking about the possibility of doing one myself - unfortunately this year I think I am already way too booked up - I'll be interested to see a report at the end of yours though.

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Hi Luke,
When I fix my date for the trip I'll let you know and we can make it a BF 'Bash' !
Better than reading a report..
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Sounds like an excellent idea to me Trevor.
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