Marbled Murrelet

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Photo Credit: Gus Van Vliet

This interesting Pacific seabird has become a poster child in recent years for the movement to abstain from cutting old-growth coastal forests. It predominantly nests high in the tops of trees greater than 200 years old so its population has become increasingly endangered as more and more forests are cut. Interestingly, the Marbled Murrelet once was known as the "Australian Bumble Bee" by fishermen and as the "fogbird" or "fog lark" by loggers.


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