Species at Risk in the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Organisms that are considered to be  Species at Risk which either stop at Race Rocks during migration , or overwinter there or are regular residents in the  Race Rocks Ecological Reserve are listed here: The image links to the page in our taxonomy and Image gallery:
Canada’s Species at Risk Act:

SARA: Species at risk
COSEWIC: Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada: The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) provides advice to government on the status of wildlife species and was established as a legal entity under the Species at Risk Act.

 

 Species migrant or resident at Race Rocks Link to Species at risk registry
Categories of Risk/concern
ancient Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus antiquus
COSEWIC : SPECIAL CONCERN
swallowclose-2 Barn Swallow
Hirundo
Rustica
COSEWIC: Threatened
rmaug2410heronl Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias fannini
COSEWIC: Special Concern
hlark2 Horned lark
Eremophila
Alpestris
COSEWIC:Threatened
raisamarbmurrlet Marbled Murrelet
Brachyramphus marmoratus
COSEWIC: Threatened
1-25-2011 11-18-26 AM-S  Peregrine Falcon
Falco
peregrinus pealii
COSEWIC Special concern
raisamay1010redknotm Red Knot
Calidris
canutus
COSEWIC
rufa subspecies
Endangered
ACsealions Steller’s Sealion
Eumetopias
jubatus
COSEWIC
Special Concern

 

Recent Posts

Foggy week and dead gull chicks

Weather

These first days of August were pretty foggy:Everyday the fog was around Race Rocks from 3:00 AM to 9-10 AM and for the 2 last days it was all day long. One day was warm but the others not so much because of the wind. On the 6th the fog around the rock  was just like a thick wall…

Ecological

No more Elephant Seals and slowly the Sea lions are coming back .We saw the first one on the jetty and 2 big stellers on middle were pretty noisy like usual.The 3 last days many dead gull chicks around and gulls are really aggressive (they attack you)…I saw an amazing show:2 eagles and 4 vultures hunting the chicks together (the 2 eagles going to a dive and the vultures staying at the same level in the air). Many pigeons guillemots . 2 beautiful and big cormorants spend a full day on the same rock. and 2 times we had orcas in Race Passage around 11:00 AM followed by so many boats!The second time some were almost on them (10 to 30 meters) …disgusting!

Maintenance

The sea water pump has been repaired and is working well now. Cleaning days before the shift.

Other

Shift over done on the  6th in the afternoon. James got a full tour of the rock and has been introduced.

 

 

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