Los Farallones

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


Our third straight day of very high NW winds was relected in our low species total. We only had 10 individual passerines of 7 species. A tough day for all of the biologists. The “list” is below.

Location: Southeast Farallon Island
Observation date: 10/10/08
Number of species: 20

Pacific Loon 4
Eared Grebe 18
Pink-footed Shearwater 25
Buller’s Shearwater 25
Sooty Shearwater 14
Brown Pelican 11
Peregrine Falcon (Continental) 3
Wandering Tattler 2
Whimbrel 1
Black Turnstone 14
Heermann’s Gull 1
California Gull 166
Pomarine Jaeger 3
Black Phoebe 3
Say’s Phoebe 2
House Wren 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Western Meadowlark 1