Horned Puffin. Monterey Bay, CA on Shearwater Journeys pelagic September 13th, 2009.
Birdfinders enjoyed another excellent Shearwater Journeys pelagic into Monterey Bay on September 13th (Debi's birthday!). Although we didn't come across any rare tubenoses, we were stunned to have two species of puffin in one trip! Apparently, the Horned Puffin was only about the 5th Debi had seen in Monterey Bay in thirty years of pelagics.