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

 

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Film Crew Island Visit

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 miles
  • Wind: 5-10 knots West in the morning
  • Around 15:30 the wind picked up to 25+ knots West. 18:00 peak at 42 knots.
  • Sky: overcast, then some blue sky, then some rain
  • Water: no visible wave crests, but lots of surge

Ecological

  • One of the larger male e-seals returned in the morning.
  • The weaner is still around.
  • Lots of bald eagles in the reserve.

Maintenance

  • Kyle and I took a look at the diesel hand pump and the desalinator.

Boats

  • Kyle came out in Second Nature with the 2 person film crew to take some footage.
  • Several eco-tours came by later on.
  • A few boats out fishing halibut just beyond the reserve.

Visitors

  • Kyle and the film crew were on the island for about 2 hours.

 

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