Los Farallones

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

26-October-2008

By | October 31, 2008

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Today we had light east to southeast winds, but fog through the morning prevented many new birds from finding the island. New arrivals included Greater White-fronted Goose, Aleutian Cackling Goose, Surf Scoter, Ruddy Turnstone, Least Sandpiper, Ancient Murrelet, Cliff Swallow and Varied Thrush. The complete bird list follows.

Location: Southeast Farallon Island
Observation date: 10/26/08
Number of species: 48
Greater White-fronted Goose 7
Cackling Goose (Aleutian) 3
Surf Scoter 1
Pacific Loon 4
Eared Grebe 40
Pink-footed Shearwater 4
Black-vented Shearwater 1
Ashy Storm-Petrel 1
Brown Pelican 584
Brandt’s Cormorant X
Pelagic Cormorant X
Peregrine Falcon (Continental) 2
Killdeer 1
Black Oystercatcher 33
Wandering Tattler 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 1
Whimbrel 4
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Black Turnstone 42
Least Sandpiper 4
Heermann’s Gull 1
Western Gull X
Herring Gull 10
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Common Murre 5
Pigeon Guillemot 1
Ancient Murrelet 1
Cassin’s Auklet 100
Rhinoceros Auklet 2
Barn Owl 1
Burrowing Owl 3
Black Phoebe 9
Say’s Phoebe 2
Cliff Swallow 3
Rock Wren 2
House Wren 1
Varied Thrush 1
European Starling 1
American Pipit 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Western Meadowlark 4
Pine Siskin 1

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