Los Farallones

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

Happy Halloween from the Farallones

Perhaps you were wondering whether four biologists isolated from civilization on the Farallon Islands would take the time to celebrate Halloween. Well never fear, with a little face paint, we attempted to emulate our favorite warblers. Can you figure out which warbler species we were?

* Hint: two of the warblers breed on the West Coast, and two breed on the East Coast; however, all migrated this fall to the Farallones (scroll to the bottom for answers).

Unfortunately, we were not able to go trick-or-treating since we are the only humans on the island. So instead, we admired our Jack-o-lanterns and enjoyed watching our favorite spooky movie, the Addam’s Family.

Halloween Warblers, clockwise from top center: Magnolia, Black-throated Gray, Townsend’s, and Cape May.