During last summers project the Makah Nation granted permission to land on Tatoosh Island to conduct one of our surveys. I was just as excited to be landing on the island with it’s old lighthouse as I was to be starting our summer long adventure.
The island didn’t disappoint. Despite having to ever present plastics on the beach, the place was a mecca for wildlife, especially the nesting Gulls, and Shearwaters. This was our first survey of that summer, and as such, it took most of the afternoon for us to complete. Later in the trip we’d be doing them in about a quarter of the time if not sooner. That didn’t leave much time for bird identification but we did take advantage for our access a do a quick circuit around the island. Beautiful.