3798Horned Puffins washing up off northern Calif
- Feb 2, 2005I'm hearing from the Gulf of the Farallons BeachWatch folks that they
have found a few dead HORNED PUFFINS lately. One was Dec 20 at
Limantour (Pt Reyes), and two this past weekend (one at Pt Reyes, and
I'm not sure about the other, but it would have to be somewhere in
the vicinity). One of the birds this weekend was oiled. I suppose
there could be some live ones near shore.
Dead Horned Puffins were found in small numbers in Oregon in
I don't know about the ages of the birds. Last year, when tens of
thousands of Fulmars washed up from San Diego to Washington, 99% (in
one very large sample from Monterey Bay) were juveniles.
all for now,
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