Tracking the Marbled Murrelet
|Everett Firefighters Hall|
|2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA|
|Feb 08, 2013|
|7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
The Pilchuck Audubon Society presents Tracking the Marbled Murrelet with Tom Bloxton on Friday, Feb. 8, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave. in Everett.
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. Hear about research that monitors murrelet populations at sea and their breeding ecology (via radio-telemetry) in Washington.
Bloxton is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service -PNW Research Station, Olympia. The PNW Research Station has been involved with murrelet research and population monitoring since the mid-1990s.