The Farallon Islands are a group of islands and rocks found in the Gulf of the Farallones, off the coast of mainland San Francisco, California. They lie 27 miles (43 km) outside the Golden Gate, 20 miles (32 km) south of Point Reyes.
Aulon Island, Arch Rock and Sugarloaf, as seen from SEFI
The Farallon Islands are the breeding colony for half the world's population of Ashy Storm-petrels
Cassin's Auklets are one of 5 auk species on the island
Saddle Rock, or Seal Rock, lies to the south of SEFI
160,000 Common Murres nest on the Farallones
Pigeon Guillemot on the Farallon Islands
Historic map of the South Farallon Islands
Maintop, as seen from SEFI
The north shore of Maintop, with the Drunk Uncle Islets and the wreck of the SS Henry Bergh.
Vermivora virginiae (Virginia's Warbler) caught and banded on SEFI. Numerous migrating landbirds are blown off course each year and make landfall on the islands.