Initiated in 1992, the Farallonathon was created to recognize the truly unique elements of the Farallones, while at the same time participating in PRBO’s Annual Bird-A-Thon. The Farallonathon consists of a one week bio-blitz where we identify as many species of wildlife as possible.
Money raised from this event goes directly to supporting Farallon research allowing us to purchase biological equipment, food and supplies for island personnel, and pay PRBO staff to analyze and publish the data we collect. The information gathered from our research helps us and others protect the wildlife that use these unique islands and the marine environment that surrounds them.
Please consider supporting our research by pledging either a per-point amount or a flat donation for the event. Today was our first day, so come back tomorrow to see how we fared.
What’s a typical ‘score’ for a Farallonathon? During the last 19 years, scores have ranged from a low of 129 points to a high of 240 (a good year for shark attacks)! The very first Farallonathon began auspiciously with a mega-rare Asian vagrant, the Northern Wheatear, but ended with only a modest 152 points due to very few shark attacks.