It was decided to not bring the camera this trip, as showers were predicted.
So you will have to imagine as the birds flew from whale pod to whale pod in search food. While several mixed rafts of shearwaters were seen, most were at a distance, with the birds taking off as we approached. With all the activity, it is always challenging (at least for me), to keep some type of tally on the number and species of birds.
We did however get good looks at all four species of shearwater as individuals flew along side the boat at various times.
Here is the best I could come up with for numbers.
Mallard 3 Cory's Shearwater 103 Great Shearwater 129 Sooty Shearwater 177 Manx Shearwater 5 Shearwater Sp. 100-200 Wilson's Storm-Petrel 171 Northern Gannet 1 Double-crested Cormorant 8 Great Blue Heron 3 Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Piping Plover 1 Willet 1 Short_billed Dowitcher 1 Laughing Gull 10 Herring Gull X Great Black-backed Gull X Least Tern 5 Common Tern 25 Black Skimmer 2 Rock Pigeon 10 Eastern Kingbird 1 Tree Swallow X Barn Swallow X Red-winged Blackbird 3 Common Grackle 5Mike Emmons