Notes From the Field

Photo of biologists monitoring Scripps's Murrelet nests on Santa Barbara Island

Biologist monitoring seabird nests.

Day in the Life of a Seabird Restoration Biologist on the Channel Islands
Ever wonder what it would be like to work on a remote island monitoring seabirds and restoring their habitat? In this video, Andrew Yamagiwa, edits together his experiences recorded working on the Channel Islands helping to restore seabirds to the islands. He captures the “extreme” efforts of biologists to restore seabird habitat and the challenging environment of these remote islands. The seabirds that they are restoring are mostly nocturnal making it difficult to monitor them and requiring efforts during the day and night. See for yourself!