Los Farallones

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

13-October-2008

By | October 20, 2008

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Light winds with high visibility meant only a handful on new arrivals, but with most of the birds from yesterday sticking around. New birds included: Band-tailed Pigeon, Western Flycatcher, American Robin, Varied Thrush, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Fox Sparrow, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. We also saw a shark attack off of Saddle Rock, a couple pods of Risso’s Dolphins, and a good flight of California Tortoiseshell butterflies. The bird list is below.

Location: Southeast Farallon Island
Observation date: 10/13/08
Number of species: 55

Pacific Loon 1
Eared Grebe 43
Pink-footed Shearwater 8
Buller’s Shearwater 12
Sooty Shearwater 1
Brown Pelican 318
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 4
Killdeer 2
Wandering Tattler 2
Willet 1
Whimbrel 2
Black Turnstone 30
Heermann’s Gull 2
California Gull 197
Herring Gull 4
Band-tailed Pigeon 1
Mourning Dove 1
Burrowing Owl 2
Anna’s Hummingbird 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 3
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western) 1
Black Phoebe 7
Say’s Phoebe 3
Western Kingbird 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 8
Rock Wren 2
House Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 19
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Varied Thrush 1
American Pipit 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) 12
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 1
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 14
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 5
Lincoln’s Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Golden-crowned Sparrow 7
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 8
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Western Meadowlark 11
Brewer’s Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 5
Pine Siskin 6

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