Earliest breeding records of Black Oystercatcher and Pigeon Guillemot
in British Columbia, 1858-1896.
An amazing array of birds: pigeon guillemot
, pelogic cormorant, tufted puffin, horned puffin, common murre, Kittlitz's murrelet, eagles, seagulls and more.
In figures and tables, we used the following abbreviations of common names for bird species: NOFU (northern fulmar); PECO (pelagic cormorant); GLGU (glaucous gull); HERG (herring gull); BLKI (black-legged kittiwake); TBMU (thick-billed murre); COMU (common murre); PIGU (pigeon guillemot
); KIMU (Kittlitz's murrelet); CRAU (crested auklet); LEAU (least auklet); PAAU (parakeet auklet); HOPU (horned puffin); and TUPU (tufted puffin).
Other seabirds breeding there include Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Brandt's Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin's Auklet, Pigeon Guillemot
Western Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull and Black Oystercatcher.
And a pigeon guillemot
flying breakfast sorties into the cold waters of Admiralty Inlet.
Best bets: Common murres, tufted puffins, pigeon guillemots
and Brandt's, pelagic and double-crested cormorants can be seen nesting on many coastal rocks and islands.
Artificial nesting boxes have been successfully used as tools for aiding in the restoration of seabird populations on the Farallones and elsewhere for seabirds such as Cassin's Auklets, Rhinoceros Auklets, Tufted Puffins, and Pigeon Guillemots
. Social attraction is based on vocalization playback of the species that is being attracted and has also been a successful tool for bringing seabirds to nesting areas.
Snowy Egrets, Brandt's Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots
and Pelagic Cormorants also spend time there.
Such injured biological resources included bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), black oystercatchers (Haematopus bachmani), common loons (Gavia immer), clams, common murres (Uria aalge), cormorants (Phalacrocorax, three species), cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii), Dolly Varden trout (Salvelinus malma), harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), Kittlitz's murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris), marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus marmoratus), killer whales (Orcinus orca), mussels (Mytilus edulis), Pacific herring (Clupea harengus), river otters (Lutra canadensis), pigeon guillemots
(Cepphus columba), pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), rockfish (Sebastes sp.), sea otters (Enhydra lutris), and sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka).
Spectacled guillemots (Cepphus carbo) have entirely black plumage with the exception of white eye rings, whereas pigeon guillemots
Not only did existing colonies of night herons, pigeon guillemots
, pelagic cormorants and western gulls thrive, but the island's single nesting pair of Brandt's cormorants suddenly had company: In 1994, 40 pairs of Brandt's cormorants showed up.
The species that have not yet recovered from the spill and need watching are common murres, pigeon guillemots
, marbled murrelets, Kittlitz's murrelets, and pelagic cormorants, says Kenneth I.