Strong, steady, 25 knot winds were the story of the day today. Nevertheless, we ventured out in pangas to look for gray whales and were not disappointed. Rather than head south like we planned, we stayed in the relatively protected waters of the northern bay, near the port town of Lopez Mateos, where a mother and her calf entertained us. Birds, coyotes, and dolphins were also on the wildlife agenda of the day.
National Geographic Sea Bird
Today was the last day of the Baja California season for National Geographic Sea Bird . We had a very nice day of whale-watching. The weather was pleasant, and grey whales were getting ready for their long migration north. Some of today’s highlights were the birds we found as we headed towards Canal de Rehusa, where we encountered California grey whales. Among the birds, we observed a majestic juvenile bald eagle, apparently in its third year of age. We spotted an immature peregrine falcon just behind a myriad of pelicans, gulls, and cormorants. We can certainly see a lot when we stop to look!