Here on Southeast Farallon Island during the fall songbird monitoring season, weather determines much of what we do because of the way in which it affects songbird migration. Based on work done by Pyle et al. (Condor 1993), migrating birds arriving at Southeast Farallon Island are strongly influenced by local weather conditions. During much of
The transition from the Summer Seabird breeding season to the Fall migration period always comes during the second half of August. With the field crew change, so too do changes come over the Island. The breeding birds are finishing up their nesting activity, while seal pups born in June and July are quickly gaining weight.
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