Los Farallones

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


By | October 20, 2008

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The winds of the past few days finally started to calm down, though they were still blowing 15 knots. Compared to the 30 knot winds, it felt like a light breeze. With this slight change in weather we saw a handful of new arrivals. They included: Least Sandpiper, Anna’s Hummingbird, another pure Yellow-shafted Flicker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Varied Thrush, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Audubon’s Warbler, Myrtle Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Lapland Longspur, Red-winged Blackbird, and Lesser Goldfinch. The complete species list is below.

Location: Southeast Farallon Island
Observation date: 10/11/08
Number of species: 48

Surf Scoter 3
Pacific Loon 1
Eared Grebe 19
Pink-footed Shearwater 23
Buller’s Shearwater 11
Sooty Shearwater 4
Ashy Storm-Petrel X
Brown Pelican 253
Brandt’s Cormorant X
Pelagic Cormorant X
Peregrine Falcon 3
Black Oystercatcher 28
Wandering Tattler 2
Whimbrel 5
Black Turnstone 22
Least Sandpiper 1
Red Phalarope 1
Black-legged Kittiwake 1
Heermann’s Gull 15
Western Gull X
California Gull 774
Herring Gull 4
Thayer’s Gull 1
Pomarine Jaeger 1
Barn Owl 1
Burrowing Owl 1
Anna’s Hummingbird 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Black Phoebe 4
Say’s Phoebe 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Varied Thrush 1
European Starling 7
American Pipit 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) 2
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1
Lapland Longspur 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Western Meadowlark 2
Lesser Goldfinch 1

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