The 2021 Elephant Seal breeding season has come to a close… and we’ve got some fun elephant seals facts for you!
Every year around this time we say goodbye to the magical place that is West End.
SEFI has a suite of typical wintering songbirds, but this year we had a few extra sparrows that have never been documented in the winter!
Each winter the waters surrounding the Farallon Islands teem with charcoal-colored, behemoth-sized visitors arriving from the north… the Gray Whale!
The crews on the Southeast Farallon Island are used to finding random objects throughout the island since gulls bring many back from the coast, but they weren’t prepared for what they found on February 6th.
We’re not referring to the season spring, but a ‘spring tide.’ This is a term referring to the periods of higher high and lower low tides during new and full moon. There is some really cool stuff in our intertidal!
Fall migration is in full swing on the Southeast Farallon Islands, and the resident researchers recently had a great taste of just how birdy the islands can be when the weather conditions are ideal.
By: Grace Kumaishi This past week has been an exciting one on Southeast Farallon Island! The first eggs have been recorded in followed nests of Western Gulls, Brandt’s Cormorants, Cassin’s Auklets, and Rhinoceros Auklets. Our team has also started regular breed checks of Ashy Storm-petrels, Pelagic Cormorants, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, California Gulls, and Double-crested
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