Los Farallones

Dispatches from Point Blue’s field station on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Archive: Jun 2009

The Strange Case of the Missing Cormorants…

June 26, 2009

       It was the first indication that this year would be different: there were no Brandt’s Cormorants to be found on the Farallones in April. The colonies looked like ghost towns. Now and then a lonely bird would wander through the patches of murres, but the regularly spaced nests that made up the downtown metropolis […]