Dick Spight Farallon Islands Foundation Intern – 2018

In 2018, FIF funded a seasonal intern who was trained by Point Blue staff and resided on the Farallon Islands from March 17 through August 18, 2018 conducting seabird monitoring research. Monitoring activities included breeding success censuses, and banding and identification of seabirds and other wildlife. The intern also received hands-on experience with database management, science writing, experimental design and … Read More

Video and Interactive Map of Farallon National Wildlife Refuge – 2015

Farallon Islands Video, 2015

The Farallon National Wildlife Refuge provides a home for seals, sea lions, the largest seabird breeding colony in the United States (over 300,000 seabirds and 13 species), and many other species. It is one of only three refuges in the United States that are closed to the public, however, teams of biologists from Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes … Read More

Nesting Boxes & Boardwalks on Año Nuevo Island – 2008, 2009

Rhinoceros Auklet, Ano Nuevo Island.

Many seabirds nest on islands in burrows which can collapse for several reasons including human foot traffic and pinniped activity. Año Nuevo is home to over 9,000 seabirds (and 18,000 marine mammals) and is thus one of the most important islands in California. Rhinoceros Auklets Cerorhinca monocerata were extirpated from California in the 1800s but have been re-colonizing their historical nesting sites … Read More

Filmmakers Collaborative – 2005

DVD cover: Returning Home

Production of the Video “Returning Home – Bringing the Common Murre Back to Devil’s Slide Rock” In 1986, a breeding colony of Common Murres on Devil’s Slide Rock off the coast of San Francisco was devastated by an oil spill. Using innovative restoration techniques in a challenging location over the span of ten years, dedicated scientists worked with local schools … Read More