Changing of the Guard: Week One of the Fall Season

   Breeding seabird numbers are declining on Southeast Farallon Island (SEFI) as fledgling cormorants, guillemots, and puffins head to sea to ply their trades.  Western Gull chicks are still numerous, but many have fledged and total numbers are slowly decreasing.  As seabirds depart, landbird migrants are arriving in greater numbers as we move into peak