Marbled Murrelet

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Marbled Murrelet: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Brachyramphus marmoratus
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Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus):

Local Notes

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  • Marine Ornithology paper on survival rates of juvenile Marbled Murrelets in British Columbia.

Other References

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|Summary=Fairly Commonly seen from the road system. Common and abundant in Sitka Sound. |occurence plot=Marbled.Murrlet.png |nonbreeding habitat=Protected Nearshore, Unprotected Nearshore, |breeding habitat=Protected Nearshore, Unprotected Nearshore, Lake |spring=Common |summer=Common |fall=Common |winter=Common |breeding=Uncommon |best locations=Whale Park, Totem Park, Halibut Point Rec, Near Islands, |other locations=Whale Park, Totem Park, Halibut Point Rec, Near Islands, Blue Lake, Silver Bay, Deep Inlet |webster=Abundant resident feeding mostly in sheltered and near shore exposed waters. A ground nest was reported on Chichagof Island above timberline by Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Warburton and Earl Osburn (Gabrielson and Lincoln 1959); however, the parent was not collected and Drent and Guiguet (1961) concluded that the nest and egg probably belonged, rather, to a Kittlitz Murrelet. Carter and Sealy (2005) presented additional details clarifying that the Chicagof Island record was, indeed, that of a Marbled Murrelet Quinlan and Hughes (1990) reported a nest in a tree on Baranof Island in 1984. Agler, Kendall, and Irons (1998) measured both winter and summer populations by means of small boat counts. They counted many hundreds of birds in many localities. }}