Farallon National Wildlife Refuge

Farallon National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR
PO Box 524
Newark, CA 94560

Phone:510-792-0222
Web: www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/farallon/farallon.htm
Established: 1909.
Location:Islands 28 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Special Features:Refuge protects the largest seabird breeding colony on the Pacific coast south of Alaska, hosting more than 300,000 birds each summer.
Habitats: 211 acres of rocky islands.
Access: Closed to the public. Local conservation groups sponsor trips to the islands; contact refuge office.
Wild life: Western gull, tufted puffin, and American black oystercatchers, elephant seals, California sea lion, California brown pelican, white sharks.

See other parks in California.
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The Farallon National Wildlife Refuge supports the largest population of Ashy Storm-Petrels.
The Farallon National Wildlife Refuge supports the largest breeding population for the Ashy Storm-Petrel and its native predator, the Western Gull.
Biologists with the Point Reyes Bird Observatory have been conducting monitoring and research on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge through a cooperative agreement with the FWS for over 25 years (roughly the life-span of an ashy storm-petrel), and they will monitor the success of the gull control project.
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, a satellite of the more expansive San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, is a group of rocky islands located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) west of San Francisco.