- “Marbled Murrelets: Recovering a Rare Bird” March 11, 2014 With author Maria Mudd Ruth. Photo of Juvenile Marbled Murrelet off Kodiak Island by Rich MacIntosh from USGS
- Past Event: Great Ape Genetic Diversity and Species Conservation. Photo by Ian Nichols
- Past Event: The Three Great Floods of Washington's Past With David Kaynor. Painting by Bonaventura Peeters (1614-1652)
Adventure & Conservation Speaker Series
A collaboration between Capitol Land Trust and REI.
Marbled Murrelets: Recovering a Rare Bird
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 PM
Thanks to its mysterious, bizarre, and controversial nesting sites, the marbled murrelet has spent a lot of time in the limelight--more than most seabirds of the Pacific Northwest. After decades of failed efforts by naturalists, birders, and ornithologists to find the murrelet's nest, this robin-sized seabird was dubbed the "enigma of the Pacific" and the location of its nest as the "greatest ornithological mystery in North America." Soon after its nest was discovered in 1974--by accident in an 200-year-old Douglas-fir--the marbled murrelet joined the northern spotted owl in the center of the battle over the much contested mature and old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 PM