Brachyramphus marmoratus •

Brachyramphus marmoratus

Brachyramphus marmoratus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird from the North Pacific. It is a member of the auk family. It nests in old-growth forests or on the ground at higher latitudes where trees cannot grow. Its habit of nesting in trees was suspected but not documented until a tree-climber found a chick in 1974, making it one of the last North American bird species to have its nest described. The marbled murrelet has declined in number since humans began logging its nest trees in the latter half of the 19th century. The decline of the marbled murrelet and its association with old-growth forests, at least in the southern part of its range, have made it a flagship species in the forest preservation movement. In Canada (north of 50° North Latitude) and Alaska, the declines are not so obvious because populations are much larger and the survey techniques have not had sufficient power to detect changes.

Detailed information
Full Name: Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)
Where found: U.S.A. (CA, OR, WA)
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 10/01/1992 Pacific Region (Region 1) U.S.A. (CA, OR, WA)
  • States/US Territories in which the Marbled murrelet, U.S.A. (CA, OR, WA) is known to or is believed to occur: California , Oregon , Washington
  • US Counties in which the Marbled murrelet, U.S.A. (CA, OR, WA) is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Marbled murrelet, U.S.A. (CA, OR, WA) is known to occur: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
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