Anacapa Island

In 2011 and 2012, the status of Cassin’s Auklet, Ashy Storm Petrel and Scripps’s Murrelet populations on Anacapa Island were assessed through a variety of survey methods, namely:

  • Monitoring of historically active sea cave nest sites.
  • Habitat searches on all three islets.
  • Deployment of song meters to record seabird vocalizations.
  • Mist-netting surveys.
  • Night-time spotlight and dip-net captures on the open water.

As a result of this work, the first known Ashy Storm Petrel nest on Anacapa was observed and documented.