Los Farallones

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

Happy Halloween from the Farallones

By | November 2, 2014

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Perhaps you were wondering whether four biologists isolated from civilization on the Farallon Islands would take the time to celebrate Halloween. Well never fear, with a little face paint, we attempted to emulate our favorite warblers. Can you figure out which warbler species we were?

* Hint: two of the warblers breed on the West Coast, and two breed on the East Coast; however, all migrated this fall to the Farallones (scroll to the bottom for answers).

Unfortunately, we were not able to go trick-or-treating since we are the only humans on the island. So instead, we admired our Jack-o-lanterns and enjoyed watching our favorite spooky movie, the Addam’s Family.

Halloween Warblers, clockwise from top center: Magnolia, Black-throated Gray, Townsend’s, and Cape May.

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