Today was our first day of cruising and exploring the beautiful Magdalena Bay. I gave a photo talk in the morning before we cruised the bay, watching dolphins and all manner of birds. Then ace naturalist (and roommate) Jim Coyer gave an excellent talk about grey whales. After arriving to La Boca de Soledad, we boarded smaller boats to go watch the whales close up, and then explored a nearby beach.
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!