Los Farallones

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

Archive: Dec 2010

Burrowing Owls on the Farallones??!

December 31, 2010
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Yes, it’s true! There are burrowing owls on Southeast Farallon Island (aka, SEFI), and no, they are not an introduced species. Many people will be surprised to learn that these petite (10 inches tall and 1/3 pound) owls are here, because they are terrestrial owls, typically associated with expanses of flat grassland, open fields or […]

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Welcome to the winter season

December 16, 2010
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It has been just over a week since the seasonal switchover and the winter team is settling in. We were brought to the island by a couple of wonderful Farallon patrol volunteers – Warren Sanky and Alan Weaver – who made our voyage safe and comfortable in a 40 foot power boat. During the past week the new […]

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