Tracking the Marbled Murrelet
Join us to hear about research which monitors murrelet populations at sea and their breeding ecology (via radio-telemetry) in Washington. Tom Bloxton is a wildlife biologist with the US Forest Service -PNW Research Station, Olympia.
The Marbled Murrelet is a chunky Pacific seabird, unique among alcids in nesting high up in large, old trees in coastal forests. Logging and development of forested nesting habitat are considered the greatest threats to this species. Significant portions of nesting areas have already been lost. It is listed as "endangered" by the state of California, and as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Who: Pilchuck Audubon
Location: Everett Firefighter's Hall
Address: 2411 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA 98201