Brandt's Cormorants will be occupying a lot of our time, as they make up a significant portion of the breeding seabirds there. Photographed in Monterey, CA.
I expect Pomarine Jaegers to make a decent showing as well. Distant jaeger identification is something I would like to be better at, so these long seawatches should provide great opportunities for hardcore jaeger-gazing. Photographed offshore from Monterey, CA.
Parasitic Jaegers will no doubt be around as well. I'm really looking forward to commuting to and from the island (by boat, obvi) for seabirding opportunities. It's all over the continental shelf but the channel can be birdy sometimes. Photographed in Half Moon Bay, CA.