Presenter: Alvaro Jaramillo
The Farallon Islands are the most important seabird colony in the US Pacific Coast south of Alaska. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds breed there, and others forage nearby. We are lucky in the Bay Area, that Southeast Farallon Island is accessible on a one day boat trip, as it is approximately 27 miles from shore.
Common Murre by Alvaro Jaramillo
It is never truly comfortable to go anywhere on a boat, and sometimes it is more of an adventure than other times. But the prize of seeing hundreds of thousands of breeding Common Murres, Tufted Puffins, hundreds of Pigeon Guillemots, the largest Western Gull colony on earth as well as shearwaters, whales and hundreds of noisy sea lions and Northern Fur Seals makes it all worthwhile.
Join us on an outing to the Farallons, starting from Half Moon Bay, and returning through the deep offshore waters outside of the continental shelf. One of the world’s natural history gems is right outside our doorstep. If you (or your stomach) don’t like boats, this is a way to see what all the fuss is about!
Alvaro Jaramillo is a lifelong birder, biologist and book author. He runs Alvaro’s Adventures, a birding tour company based in Half Moon Bay, CA.
This event will take place online via Zoom and last approximately 60-75 minutes. Registrants will be sent a link and password to access the Zoom. The session will be recorded, and registrants will have access to the recording on the web for two weeks after the event, regardless of whether they attend the live presentation.