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Species found at Viewing Site

Farallon Islands National Wildife Refuge  - Site # 76

Species:Arboreal Salamander
Seen:No
Locations:Under the rocks
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Ashy Storm-Petrel
Seen:No
Locations:On ledges and in cervices
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black Oystercatcher
Seen:No
Locations:Intertidal bird. Sometimes seen flying near the shore.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Brandt's Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:During breeding on the territories around the Island
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Brown Booby
Seen:Yes
Locations:Fisherman's Bay
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

California Gull
Species:California Gull
Seen:No
Locations:On the lower terrace
Present Season:Sp,Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

California Sea-Lions at Elkhorn Slough. Photo by Linda Muth California Sea-Lion at Elkhorn Slough. Photo by Max Allen California Sea Lions at Point Lobos. Photo by Kyle Te Poel
Species:California Sea-Lion
Seen:Yes
Locations:All around
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Cassin's Auklet
Seen:No
Locations:On water
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Murre
Seen:Yes
Locations:On the water and up on land
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Double-crested Cormorant. Photo by Doug Froning
Species:Double-Crested Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:Over water
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Harbor Seal. Photo by Wendy Dorr Harbor Seal, Monterey Bay. Photo by Gary E. Davis
Species:Harbor Seal
Seen:No
Locations:In water and around perimeter of island
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Humpback whale Pod of breaching Humpbacks at Farallon Islands NWR. Photo by Jessica Weinberg
Species:Humpback Whale
Seen:Yes
Locations:Near Saddle Rock
Present Season:Su,F
Season View:Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Least Storm-Petrel
Seen:Yes
Locations:off shore..won't see
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Northern (Steller) Sea-Lion
Seen:Yes
Locations:On various hall-outs around the island
Present Season:Su,F,Yr
Season View:Su,F,Yr
Reliable:Poor

Elephant Seal at Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo by Jessica Weinberg Elephant Seal at San Simeon. Photo by Thomas Roach
Species:Northern Elephant Seal
Seen:Yes
Locations:In water and at haul-outs
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Northern Fur-Seal
Seen:No
Locations:Westend
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Pelagic Cormorant
Seen:Yes
Locations:Over water
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Pigeon Guillemot
Seen:No
Locations:On the water and by the waters edge
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Rhinoceros Auklet
Seen:No
Locations:On the water
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Tufted Puffin
Seen:Yes
Locations:On ledges and in crevices above North landing and in the Water
Present Season:Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Gull
Seen:Yes
Locations:Everywhere on the Island and in the water
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent