Seabirds to Shorebirds and Landbirds: A Farallon Transition

As the end of August approaches, so does the conclusion of the Farallon seabird season.  After about 6 months of being inhabited by several hundred thousand birds, the island environment is dramatically changing.  While the seabirds may be leaving, large numbers of elephant seals and several species of migrating land-birds are arriving; marking the beginning