It is already the end of May and the first month of the field season is behind us. Spring is such an exciting time here with new chicks, buds and blossoms each day. Camp is in full swing and the various monitoring projects are well underway.
The Ancient Murrelet chicks continue to make their way out to sea each night. There was a total of 100 chicks as of May 28th. The peak night was on May 18th with 16 chicks. We have now confirmed that there is a raccoon on the island which is likely contributing to the relatively low chick numbers this season.