Birding Festival of the Keys

Birding Festival of the Keys

Marathon Hump Pelagic Birding Trip - Sea King

Our boat the Sea King THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
6:30 am boarding - 5:00 pm — 35 max. ($165)
Leader David Simpson **minimum of 25 needed for this trip**.

Getting out to sea to find pelagic birds is necessary when adding life birds. There is no place better to find pelagic birds than South Florida. Marathon Hump is an underwater sea mount 20 miles off shore. It comes up to 480 feet from the surface and found in water 1000 feet deep. The flow of the Gulfstream against the hump creates an upwelling that draws baitfish, which then attracts a large number pelagic birds.

Brown Booby #1 Brown Booby #2 Magnificent Frigatebird Sooty Tern Pelagic Birding


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