San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja Ca. Sur, Mexico
Gray Whale Guide Report from Campo Cortez
February 5-9 Guide Report
By: Jim Dorsey
The February 5-9 trip was a great start for the 2013 season. We made contact with a mother calf pair the first half hour on the water and they stayed with us all morning. First time guests said they were forever spoiled after that.
Most of the time the new mothers were a bit skittish but allowed their calves to approach us with caution each day. There was a lot of spyhopping and rubbing on our keel.
The surprise highlight of the trip was the Osprey family that moved onto the new nesting platform behind the banos . Each afternoon at sundown everybody would sneak out, using the bano for cover to get those close up National Geographic shots of this fantastic raptor.
Flying out of the lagoon is always a treat over the ancient landscape that looks as though time stopped a thousand years ago.
Looks like this is going to be a great year in the lagoon.