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Whalehead Island

A group of rocks on the southern Oregon coast off the mouth of Whalehead Creek, less than a mile south of Samuel H. Boardman State Park.

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A group of rocks on the southern Oregon coast off the mouth of Whalehead Creek, less than a mile south of Samuel H. Boardman State Park.

Location: On the southern Oregon coast off the mouth of Whalehead Creek, less than a mile south of Samuel H. Boardman State Park, southern Curry County.

Description: This site includes four rocks that serve as major seabird breeding colonies. Three of these rocks are heavily vegetated and provide habitat for burrow-nesting seabirds while the fourth contains significant rocky exposed areas where Common Murre nests.

Ornithological Highlights: This site hosts more than 167,000 breeding seabirds, including 29% of the Oregon Leach's Storm-Petrel nesting population and 5% of the Common Murre population.

For more information on Whalehead Island, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: On the southern Oregon coast off the mouth of Whalehead Creek, less than a mile south of Samuel H. Boardman State Park, southern Curry County.

Description: This site includes four rocks that serve as major seabird breeding colonies. Three of these rocks are heavily vegetated and provide habitat for burrow-nesting seabirds while the fourth contains significant rocky exposed areas where Common Murre nests.

Ornithological Highlights: This site hosts more than 167,000 breeding seabirds, including 29% of the Oregon Leach's Storm-Petrel nesting population and 5% of the Common Murre population.

For more information on Whalehead Island, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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