The seabird breeding season is wrapping up at Año Nuevo Island--gull chicks are flying to the mainland, auklet chicks are silently leaving their…Continue
Added by Ryan Carle on August 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Sometimes habitat restoration attracts unexpected fans. We restored native plants to Año Nuevo Island in 2010, which seems to have caught the eyes of a pair of pioneering Canada Geese! The intention of the…Continue
Added by Ryan Carle on June 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
2009-2011 Report Highlights: Auklet Monitoring
Added by Ryan Carle on March 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
2009-2011 Año Nuevo Island Restoration and Monitoring Report Highlights…Continue
Added by Ryan Carle on March 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The breeding season at Año Nuevo Island is underway!
As I write, Rhinoceros Auklets and Cassin's Auklets are incubating their one egg of the season. Rhinoceros Auklets only lay one egg per year, choosing evolutionarily to put great effort into the survival of one chick a year and the longevity of adult birds. Cozy in its underground burrow, the chick avoids the many dangers of the above-ground world, such as predation and nasty weather.
Cassin's Auklets also…Continue