Environment

Aviation Interest

Flying Seabird Safe During the Breeding Season

The waters surrounding the Farallon Islands support the largest concentrations of breeding seabirds in the contiguous United States. Year after year thousands of seabirds return to nest, breed, and rear their young on rocks and cliffs. Between the months of March and August it is the most sensitive time period for the reproduction and survival of seabird populations. Seabirds breed, lay and incubate their eggs, and rear their chicks. Seabirds are long-lived animals with low reproductive rates and are susceptible to climate variability, prey availability and oceanic conditions.

Aviation Interest

Flying Seabird Safe During the Breeding Season

The waters surrounding the Farallon Islands support the largest concentrations of breeding seabirds in the contiguous United States. Year after year thousands of seabirds return to nest, breed, and rear their young on rocks and cliffs. Between the months of March and August it is the most sensitive time period for the reproduction and survival of seabird populations. Seabirds breed, lay and incubate their eggs, and rear their chicks. Seabirds are long-lived animals with low reproductive rates and are susceptible to climate variability, prey availability and oceanic conditions.