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.
Marbled Murrelet
Date Location Count
2021-09-16 09:01Rio Del Mar SB / Aptos Creek mouth1
2021-09-05 06:45Monterey Bay pelagic—inshore Soquel Cove (<2 mi offshore)2
2021-08-29 07:00Santa Cruz Harbor--lower harbor and jetty1
2021-09-16 09:05Terrace Pt. / Long Marine Lab2
2021-09-20 08:26Waddell SB2
2021-09-05 08:27Albany Bulb1
2021-09-05 08:09Gazos Creek Beach -- west of Hwy 1 only1
2021-09-17 15:22Half Moon Bay SB--Venice Beach and Pilarcitos Creek Mouth3
2021-09-19 07:27Half Moon Bay--inshore bay2
2021-09-09 07:34Pelagic--inshore to 5 mi offshore (San Mateo Co.)3
2021-08-25 10:08Pt. Reyes--Limantour Beach Path1
2021-09-14 09:22Bodega Head - offshore species and the bluff ONLY1
2021-09-03 08:07Des Moines Marina1
2021-09-13 13:05Edgewater Beach Park1
2021-08-27 06:03Carkeek Park1
2021-09-19 09:18Alki (including north and south beaches)2
2021-08-30 06:30Richmond Beach Saltwater Park1
2021-08-28 06:40Golden Gardens Park1
2021-09-21 10:35Edmonds Waterfront2
2021-09-19 07:54Discovery Park1
2021-09-21 17:09Ruston Way Waterfront1
2021-09-20 12:15Discovery Park--West Point1
2021-09-02 11:01Point Defiance Park--Dune Peninsula & Wilson Way1
2021-09-18 09:00Kayak Point County Park1
2021-09-16 15:49Point Defiance Park1
2021-09-14 15:47Fay Bainbridge Park1
2021-08-25 08:30Suquamish2
2021-08-29 11:40Point No Point1
2021-09-21 09:43Maple Grove Beach2
2021-09-20 12:23Nature Conservancy Foulweather Bluff Preserve2
2021-09-03 09:48Foulweather Bluff1
2021-09-16 09:57Keystone Ferry Landing3
2021-09-20 16:30Fort Flagler SP -- Marrowstone Point2
2021-08-30 13:53Indian Island County Park16
2021-08-23 16:00Jack Island3
2021-09-05 07:00Deception Pass SP1
2021-09-18 09:26Fort Flagler SP - Campground/Beach1
2021-09-19 14:46Port Townsend-Keystone Ferry (Jefferson Co.)1
2021-09-02 14:22Deception Pass SP -- West Beach1
2021-09-10 08:50Rosario Beach / Rosario Head6
2021-09-14 09:51Young's Park, Guemes Island3
2021-09-02 09:05Point Hudson1
2021-09-09 11:04Joseph Whidbey SP6
2021-09-15 18:05Skyline, Anacortes2
2021-08-30 10:00Port Townsend--Union Wharf1
2021-09-12 13:15Chetzemoka Park4
2021-09-19 16:15Point Wilson4
2021-09-04 10:20Swantown / Bos Lake4
2021-09-15 16:30Washington Park, Anacortes12
2021-09-05 08:00Fort Worden SP2
2021-09-20 12:09Hastie Lake Rd beach access6
2021-09-17 11:10Washington Park -- Green Point2
2021-09-12 14:50Fort Ebey State Park6
2021-09-20 10:51Libbey Beach County Park7
2021-09-16 08:24Twanoh State Park1
2021-09-06 10:00Rosario Strait (San Juan Co. side)16
2021-09-17 10:43Gardiner Beach4
2021-09-16 09:43MacKerricher SP--Laguna Pt. parking lot1
2021-09-20 10:46Diamond Point1
2021-08-28 18:20Birch Bay State Park6
2021-09-17 13:15San Juan Islands ferry12
2021-09-16 13:20Iceberg Point, Lopez Island4
2021-08-30 10:44Hood Canal--Rendsland Creek mouth1
2021-09-09 11:03Fisherman Bay Preserve1
2021-09-05 14:12Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island2
2021-09-03 05:58Shark Reef County Park, Lopez Island4
2021-09-16 12:40Potlatch State Park3
2021-09-04 16:16Otis Perkins Day Park3
2021-09-13 13:39Eastsound, Orcas Island2
2021-09-16 14:13Cattle Point2
2021-09-05 07:40Marlyn Nelson County Park2
2021-09-04 12:08Fish Creek / Third Lagoon2
2021-09-10 17:31Pear Point, San Juan Island1
2021-09-21 08:10South Beach, San Juan Island2
2021-09-04 16:20Point Doughty, Orcas Island (DNR, public access via water only)2
2021-09-18 09:17San Juan Island--Jackson Beach2
2021-09-12 10:41Yellow Island4
2021-09-21 20:48Jones Island State Park3
2021-09-16 18:13Dungeness NWR2
2021-09-19 11:26Pile Point, San Juan Island2
2021-09-21 07:21Dungeness Recreation Area6
2021-08-24 10:48Rueben Tarte County Park1
2021-08-31 14:57Smuggler's Cove, San Juan Island1
2021-09-14 15:04Stuart Island2
2021-09-04 06:30Discovery Island80
2021-09-18 16:07Trinidad SB--Elk Head3
2021-08-28 11:18Patricks Point SP2
2021-09-21 11:15Patricks Point SP--Wedding Rock14
2021-08-28 06:29Oak Bay Islands Ecological Reserve5
2021-09-06 11:44Enderts Beach Rd.3
2021-09-20 13:30Oak Bay--Cattle Point2
2021-09-21 07:30Victoria--McMicking Point8
2021-09-10 09:00Kitty Islet1
2021-09-19 10:26Oak Bay--Bowker Avenue1
2021-08-25 18:41Crescent City Harbor--Anchor Way & Whaler Island1
2021-09-19 16:13Victoria--Glencoe Cove Park15
2021-08-31 19:40Victoria--Harling Point (including Chinese Cemetery)1
2021-08-29 16:21Humboldt Bay--North Spit jetty5
2021-09-05 09:00Victoria--Gonzales Bay1
2021-09-05 13:27Mandarte Island4
2021-09-19 11:03Clover Point2
2021-09-13 13:42Cordova Bay37
2021-09-18 16:01Victoria--Ogden Point Breakwater1
2021-08-23 13:48Pender Island - Thieves Bay3
2021-09-09 11:40Point St. George--seawatch only5
2021-09-14 06:55Ediz Hook2
2021-09-13 11:23Island View Beach2
2021-09-06 10:00Sidney Island Ferry3
2021-09-16 10:27Esquimalt--Saxe Point Park2
2021-09-11 08:08Centerville Beach2
2021-08-28 09:45Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail1
2021-09-14 15:00Ferry - Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay3
2021-09-05 10:18Cape Kiwanda SP1
2021-09-16 14:15Sidney--Beacon/Bevan Ave. Piers2
2021-09-11 08:49Roads End SP4
2021-09-14 09:30Siletz Bay--Salishan Nature Trail8
2021-08-30 20:12Barview Tide Pool1
2021-09-21 09:42Siuslaw River--North Jetty-Mudflats1
2021-09-09 15:15Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site1
2021-08-25 11:45Siltcoos River--Waxmyrtle Trail2
2021-09-17 13:09Yaquina River--SE Jetty Way1
2021-09-11 07:32Sandpiper Village (beach)1
2021-08-30 13:45West Vancouver--Caulfield Park/Pilot Cove1
2021-08-27 10:00Spanish Head
2021-09-03 18:30Salishan Spit2
2021-09-03 18:36Nye Beach2
2021-09-03 11:13Berry Creek (Baker Beach)12
2021-08-26 08:20Stonefield Beach State Wayside3
2021-09-19 10:15Tokatee Klootchman SP2
2021-09-11 10:35Bray Pt.2
2021-09-04 18:32Siuslaw River--North Jetty3
2021-08-26 06:31Siuslaw River--South Jetty (jetty only)3
2021-09-14 09:08Bob Creek Wayside2
2021-09-12 12:15Sea Lion Pt. & Overlook2
2021-08-29 15:15Seal Rock State Wayside10
2021-08-28 08:25Strawberry Hill3
2021-09-11 11:49Yachats Commons Park2
2021-09-17 07:20Siltcoos River Beach and Parking Area5
2021-09-15 16:32Tillamook Bay--Barview Jetty2
2021-09-21 12:14Yachats--804 Trail/Ocean View Dr. (south of Adobe to Yachats SP)3
2021-09-19 12:43Esquimalt Lagoon5
2021-08-30 12:35Yaquina River--South Jetty4
2021-09-04 08:30Nehalem Bay SP1
2021-08-31 15:11Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area1
2021-08-25 08:48Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site5
2021-09-10 15:51Depoe Bay1
2021-09-13 08:27Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area--Lighthouse2
2021-08-30 15:30Depoe Bay State Wayside/Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center2
2021-09-17 11:29Boiler Bay State Wayside2
2021-09-07 13:40Umpqua River--South Jetty4
2021-09-16 06:54Elwha River mouth2
2021-09-14 11:38Elwha River Mouth -- west access1
2021-08-26 09:42Cannon Beach2
2021-09-21 06:13Rocky Point Bird Observatory (restricted access)1
2021-09-05 11:55Boardman State Scenic Corridor--Arch Rock1
2021-09-03 10:10North Spit--BLM Boat Launch4
2021-08-25 07:00North Spit--Weyco Settling Pond--Beach Overlook2
2021-09-04 07:35Metchosin--Pedder Bay1
2021-09-18 12:39Ophir Rest Area12
2021-08-31 07:17Arizona Beach State Recreation Site1
2021-09-07 12:43Coos Bay--South Jetty4
2021-09-15 02:30Rogue River--South Jetty3
2021-09-19 08:30East Sooke Regional Park--Beechey Head2
2021-09-10 10:32Salt Creek County Park4
2021-09-18 11:24Cape Arago SP4
2021-09-05 12:00East Sooke Regional Park4
2021-09-04 07:50Face Rock Wayside1
2021-08-28 09:35East Sooke Regional Park - Pike Point3
2021-09-17 12:27Port Orford Heads SP1
2021-08-25 11:09Crofton Waterfront1
2021-09-07 16:56Cape Blanco SP12
2021-09-01 11:26Lyre Conservation Area5
2021-08-26 18:13Sooke--Otter Point2
2021-09-21 10:03Westport -- Coast Guard Station/spit1
2021-09-11 15:08Westport Marina1
2021-09-16 14:56Ocean Shores--Damon Point1
2021-09-21 14:20Roberts Creek Jetty5
2021-08-31 10:14Ocean Shores STP2
2021-09-07 14:53Ocean Shores--Pt. Brown Jetty1
2021-08-27 10:30Sheringham Point Lighthouse4
2021-09-13 13:30Wilson Creek estuary6
2021-09-05 12:06Sechelt--Mission Point1
2021-09-21 11:20Sechelt--Wakefield Creek6
2021-08-24 15:05Nanaimo--Duke Point (Includes Jack Pt/Biggs Park)5
2021-09-02 05:43Jordan River7
2021-09-21 09:55Sargeant Bay Provincial Park3
2021-08-26 11:30Newcastle Island Provincial Park1
2021-09-19 08:39Pipers Lagoon1
2021-08-29 12:32Egmont7
2021-09-19 12:30Nanoose Bay--Moorecroft Regional Park1
2021-09-04 08:30Shipwreck Point8
2021-08-24 05:35Port Renfrew - Gordon River mouth1
2021-09-06 11:08Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park1
2021-08-24 08:33Englishman River Estuary--Plummer Rd side1
2021-09-02 17:04Englishman River Estuary--Shelly St side1
2021-08-25 11:35Englishman River Estuary (general)1
2021-08-27 10:18La Push2
2021-09-06 14:35Columbia Beach1
2021-09-06 09:38Qualicum Beach--Viewing Platform2
2021-08-25 09:24Powell River--Seawalk2
2021-09-08 09:20Cape Gurney2
2021-08-24 14:20Qualicum Bay--Nile Creek mouth1
2021-09-07 15:50Hornby Island--Dunlop Point4
2021-09-07 14:25Hornby Island--Tralee Community Park5
2021-08-28 09:51Powell River--Wildwood Bluffs1
2021-08-28 17:55Powell River--Sliammon Point1
2021-09-21 08:55Deep Bay1
2021-08-24 08:06Powell River-Little River ferry3
2021-08-25 15:23Sandy Island Provincial Park2
2021-09-08 11:48Comox--Cape Lazo1
2021-09-12 10:19Copeland Islands24
2021-09-20 17:00Kye Bay1
2021-09-11 10:02Little River--Singing Sands Road1
2021-09-05 13:01Little River ferry terminal3
2021-08-27 16:34Mitlenatch Island Provincial Park2
2021-08-28 11:00Campbell River--Woodhus Slough1
2021-09-11 12:30Oyster Bay4
2021-09-14 12:30Campbell River--Discovery Passage2
2021-09-13 11:10Campbell River--Ocean Grove, Heard Road1
2021-09-20 15:55Cape Mudge Lighthouse1
2021-08-24 17:30Rebecca Spit Provincial Park1
2021-09-18 12:05Campbell River - Quathiaski Cove ferry4
2021-09-05 12:46Campbell River--Tyee Spit1
2021-09-09 08:26Ucluelet--Kimoto Park1
2021-09-15 08:56Ucluelet--Amphitrite Point2
2021-08-23 19:00Ucluelet--Wild Pacific Trail2
2021-08-24 09:27Pacific Rim National Park--Wickaninnish Beach1
2021-08-28 13:20Pacific Rim National Park--Comber's Beach1
2021-09-13 16:07Pacific Rim National Park--Green Point3
2021-09-03 16:00Pacific Rim National Park--Long Beach, Incinerator Rock2
2021-08-24 06:57Pacific Rim National Park--Schooner Cove beach2
2021-08-27 07:05Tofino1
2021-09-13 14:19Tofino--First St public dock
2021-08-28 06:00Vargas Island--Ahous Bay3
2021-08-23 11:00Tofino pelagic--inshore waters15
2021-08-29 13:38Cleland Island2
2021-09-05 12:45Sayward--Salmon River estuary mudflats3
2021-09-11 12:49Blackfish Sound, British Columbia3
2021-08-25 14:56Telegraph Cove1
2021-09-10 11:16Malcolm Island--Mitchell Bay1
2021-08-23 07:45Cormorant Channel1
2021-09-10 10:25Malcolm Island--Kaleva Road3
2021-09-10 13:56B.C. Ferry Port McNeill/Sointula45
2021-09-09 19:15Malcolm Island--Bere Point5
2021-09-21 07:37Cluxewe Resort1
2021-09-05 08:15Queen Charlotte Strait8
2021-09-05 10:07Inside Passage Ferry--Egg+Table Island to Fitz Hugh Sound7
2021-08-28 14:55Klemtu1
2021-09-13 11:30MK Bay Marina1
2021-08-30 07:30Cameron Cove1
2021-08-31 13:15Gingolx7
2021-09-12 10:00Revillagigedo Channel3
2021-09-03 10:38Revillagigedo Is.--Neets Bay3
2021-09-18 08:08Ketchikan (town)1
2021-09-06Petrel Island (Duu Guusd Tribal Park)1
2021-08-31Endicott Arm--SE end3
2021-08-23 06:30Endicott Arm--NW end4
2021-09-07 13:30Holkham Bay (@ Tracy Arm off of Stephens Passage)2
2021-09-01 15:00Frederick Sound (E of Baranof Is.)3
2021-09-07 06:29Frederick Sound--W end (Chatham Strait to Keku Strait)6
2021-08-30Taku Harbor State Marine Park8
2021-09-07 16:31Chatham Strait--confluence w/Frederick Sound8
2021-08-24 18:52Gold Creek Delta3
2021-09-12 11:20Auke Recreation Area--Point Louisa1
2021-09-17 15:30Minnie Field Beach & Trail2
2021-08-31 15:26Favorite Channel--Eagle Reef2
2021-08-25 13:15Eagle Beach SRA2
2021-08-25Sitka--Nat. His. Pk.-Totem Trail2
2021-09-09 07:44Sitka Nat. Historical Park3
2021-08-24 13:05Saginaw Channel--Pt Retreat to Strauss Rock2
2021-09-20Sitka (town)1
2021-09-10 07:00Sitka--Harbor
2021-09-13 07:30Sitka Sound--north4
2021-09-12 08:46Sitka Sound3
2021-08-24 14:55Icy Strait--Couverden Point to Hoonah14
2021-08-27 13:31Skagway--waterfront4
2021-09-01 16:19Skagway--Yakutania Point trail2
2021-09-11 07:30Gustavus--Forelands-W of dock to Critical Habitat boundary15
2021-09-18 09:40Glacier Bay NP--Bartlett Cove80
2021-09-19 11:10Glacier Bay NP--Icy Strait (@mouth of Glacier Bay)180
2021-09-09 15:05Glacier Bay NP--South Marble Island 2
2021-08-29 15:00George Islands & nearshore waters (NW of Port Althorp)7
2021-08-24 17:53Cross Sound (S of Glacier Bay NP)9
2021-09-03 10:00W of Chichagof Is. (Gulf of Alaska)10
2021-09-02 09:38Glacier Bay NP--Tarr Inlet-Margerie Glacier6
2021-09-06 12:27Yakutat--Sandy Beach and Cannery4
2021-09-06 13:39Cape St. Elias--sea SW of Cape2
2021-09-05 11:46Prince William Sound--Knowles Head-red bouy1
2021-09-16 09:12Whittier (town)3
2021-09-09 15:23Seward--4th of July Beach (S of boat repair fac.)5
2021-09-09 11:24Seward--Resurrection Bay1
2021-09-03 19:03Seward--Lowell Point1
2021-09-05 10:19Seward--Tonsina Creek/Caines Head Trail1
2021-09-04 17:00Seward--Waterfront (by Iditarod Memorial)1
2021-09-13 18:10Seward--Lowell Point Rd. (park with caution)3
2021-09-15 12:36Chiswell Islands (S of Aialik Bay-Gulf of Alaska)7
2021-08-24 18:40Kenai Fjords NP--Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge5
2021-08-24 11:32Kenai Fjords NP--Crater Bay & Harris Bay12
2021-08-24 12:47Kenai Fjords NP--Northwestern Fiord8
2021-09-07 09:00Kachemak Bay (NE of Homer Spit)4
2021-09-02 12:55Kachemak Bay--Gull Island1
2021-09-16 20:07Homer Spit--Lands End1
2021-09-17 15:32Homer Spit--Outer Spit (Fishing Hole to Lands End)5
2021-09-19 15:52Homer Spit1
2021-09-19 07:43Kachemak Bay--Little Tutka Bay1
2021-09-11 15:04Homer Spit--Mariner Park Campground2
2021-08-30 10:30Kodiak Is.--Marine waters off Cape Chiniak1
2021-09-17 10:25Kodiak Is.--Burton Beach2
2021-08-25 11:20Kodiak Is.--Narrow Cape area4
2021-08-24 14:57Ninilchik--Ninilchik River1
2021-09-05 10:30Kodiak Is.--Marine-off Spruce Cape/Hourglass Reef3
2021-09-04 15:30Kodiak Is.--Spruce Cape1
2021-08-26 19:47Kodiak Is.--City of Kodiak--Mission Lake1
2021-09-11 10:10Anchor Point6
2021-08-31 10:30Kodiak Is.--Kalsin Pond and Olds River Estuary7
2021-08-29 17:10Barren Islands (Cook Inlet)8
2021-09-03 20:00Kodiak Is.--Buskin River SRS1
2021-08-30 19:35Cold Bay--Town Wharf2
2021-09-07 19:22Adak Is.--Clam Lagoon-Seawall16
2021-09-20 09:55Adak Is.--Candlestick Bridge1
2021-08-24 09:57Adak Is.--Kuluk Bay2
2021-09-05 16:51Adak Is.--Palisades Overlook8
2021-09-07 09:39Adak Is.--Finger Bay4
2021-08-23 09:22Adak Is.--Airport Creek mouth6
2021-09-15 08:30Adak Island (Andreanof Islands-Aleutian Is.)2