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Westport Seabirds Staff

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Phil Anderson

Phil Anderson has been with Westport Seabirds since 1986. Phil has operated charter boats along the Washington coast for 30 years. His experience includes taking over 3,000 trips and providing service to over 40,000 people. Phil’s number one priority is your safety followed closely by getting you to where the birds are located.


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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson has been managing Westport Seabirds since 1998. In addition to being the first mate on our trips, she makes sure that your reservations are made efficiently and that you have all the information you need to make your trip a successful one. And when it comes time for a morning cookie, nothing beats her ginger snaps.


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Bill Tweit

Bill has been going out of Westport since 1974, a leader since 1977, and has extensive experience with seabirds of the eastern North Pacific. He has been a North American Birds Regional Editor for the Oregon/Washington region since the early 1980s.


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Bruce LaBar

Bruce has been a leader with Westport Seabirds since 1991, and prior to this was a leader with Shearwater Journeys of California.


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Gene Revelas

Gene Revelas has been spotting birds for Westport Seabirds since 1998. Gene started birding at age 12 in eastern Massachusetts. He is a professional oceanographer and is currently a senior scientist at a marine environmental consulting firm in Olympia, WA. His birding, academic, and career interests have provided him with at-sea birding experience on both sides of the North Atlantic, in the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Pacific coast from California to Alaska.


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Ryan Shaw

A leader with Westport Seabirds since 2000. Ryan has experience with west coast pelagics through numerous trips offshore from Washington to NW Mexico. Ryan also serves as the Webmaster of westportseabirds.com.


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Scott Mills

An ornithologist, with west coast seabird experience from pelagic trips and NOAA research vessels, has been a leader since 2000.


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Michael Donahue

Mike is a Seattle native who started birding at the age of 7, and brings his lifelong interest in birds and natural history to Westport Seabirds. He has birded over much of the United States, as well as in Central and South America, and finds the ecology of the seabirds and marine mammals of the North Pacific particularly fascinating.
When he’s not birding, he’s managing an Oncology research program at the Seattle Veteran’s Hospital.


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Bill Shelmerdine

Bill has been with Westport Seabirds since 2002. Since his first offshore trip in 1970, he has been on numerous West Coast pelagic trips from Washington to Mexico.


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Jim Danzenbaker

Jim Danzenbaker is a lifelong sea birding enthusiast with 25 years of pelagic guiding experience along the East and West Coasts of North America in addition to other international locations. He has been a Westport Seabirds leader for two years. He has presented numerous seabird identification classes and is eager to share his knowledge of pelagic birds with anyone who will listen.


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2017 Schedule

Gray’s Canyon trips cover the Continental Shelf and Gray’s Canyon, a submarine canyon at the shelf edge. Outer Slope trips cover the same area as the Gray’s Canyon trips, with additional time...

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Possible Species

The Pulpit Rock Birds that can be expected on most or all April – October trips: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Red-necked and Red Ph...

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