Prey Sea birds feed on fish, squid, and similar oceanic food. Because seabirds spend so much time on the surface of the water and because they congregate in large groups for nesting, they're threatened by oil spills. Pelagic sea birding on Monterey Bay Monterey Seabirds. (2003) by Don Roberson, slightly modified for the web.All the birds shown were photographed in Monterey County. Please call 831-372-0599 for private whale watch charter prices. Sullivan, who hatched the idea for the count, says Monterey Bay is one of the premier places on the West Coast to see migrating seabirds, and that there is no place locally that tops Point Pinos. Seabirds There are 94 kinds of seabirds found locally, including the California brown pelican and the western snowy plover. More than 90 species of seabirds have been recorded living or migrating through the Monterey Bay. 11/16/20 4:56 pm: Carol Pecot Re: [MBBIRDS] a lot of Pine siskins? 514 likes. 11/16/20 5:02 pm: Jeff Manker Re: [MBBIRDS] a lot of Pine siskins? [MBBIRDS] eBird in Monterey -- overview and updates: 11/16/20 5:29 pm: Julia van der Wyk Re: [MBBIRDS] a lot of Pine siskins? For our daily whale watch trips with a Marine Biologist/Naturalist see the Monterey Bay Whale Watch website for details. Murres dive deep — as deep as 590 feet (180 m), although more commonly to 230 feet (70 m). This week, a black-footed albatross was seen soaring over Monterey. This is the portal to pages of an annotated, illustrated, and complete checklist of the birds of Monterey County. Our signature Monterey Bay trips have been the backbone of seabirding in North America, producing many "first" records. Ever-popular harbor seals and sea otters are year-round residents of Monterey Bay and are visible right from the Aquarium decks. Cormorants, Gulls, Pelicans, Albatross, Shearwaters, and Sea Ducks are some of the sea birds that you may see near Monterey Bay. The annotations are the bold-faced status and distribution summaries from the species accounts in Monterey Birds, 2d ed. Many of our leaders have been with Shearwater Journeys for several decades and have worldwide experience with seabirds. ; Seabird Trips - 8 hour and 12 hour trips, with longer offshore trips in the fall. On Aug. 18, 1961, a local newspaper reported that thousands of crazed seabirds were sighted on the shores of North Monterey Bay in California. 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