Spring 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Point Blue’s globally-renowned Farallon Island program. Unfortunately, new proposed actions out of Washington, DC seriously threaten the collaborative progress we’ve made to protect seabirds, marine mammals, and the ocean. Here's how to help:

  • Read our full post about these threats here
  • Donate today so we can continue our work far into the future
  • Share your stories and memories on social media with #Farallones50 and tag us
  • Follow our Los Farallones blog

There are very few places on Earth where scientists can ask the kinds of questions about environmental change that Point Blue addresses on the Farallones.  Our biologists have gathered data on island wildlife in a consistent fashion throughout each season, year in and year out, since the program's inception in the late 1960s. We maintain a year-round field station for science and stewardship on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—an extraordinary opportunity.

Explore the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

An interactive map from our partnership with Maps For Good

View the Farallones live via a webcam hosted on our partner, The California Academy of Sciences, website.


Notable Research

Exceptional seabird breeding success. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Population Viability of Western Gulls. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Non-lethal hazing can protect gulls from exposure to rodenticide. Report to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

Reducing burrowing owl predation to benefit Farallon ashy storm-petrels. Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Lifetime survival rates and senescence in Northern Elephant Seals. Published in Marine Mammal Science.

North Pacific climate influences pup sex in northern elephant seals.  Published in The Journal of Mammology.

Age-specific survival, breeding success, and recruitment in Common Murres of the California Current System.  Published in The Auk.

Common Murre prey consumption in the California Current System .  Published in ICES Journal of Marine Science.