Marbled Murrelet Ecology and Conservation Presentation
Join the 16th annual Marbled Murrelet Ecology & Conservation presentation. RSVP required! This year, due to continued COVID-19 concerns, we will not be hosting the in-the-field community science portion of this event. Learn more about the Marbled Murrelet Community Science Project.
This event is a great opportunity to learn about the elusive and imperiled Marbled Murrelet. Special guest below will provide brief presentations:
- Kim Nelson, Oregon State University ornithologist and Marbled Murrelet expert
- Paul Engelmeyer, Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary Manager and longtime murrelet activist
- Jonathon Valente, PhD, Oregon State University, murrelet researcher
- Craig Strong, Crescent Coastal Research, murrelet at-sea survey expert
Presentations will cover general murrelet ecology, importance of the Cape Perpetua IBA and marine reserves, updates on the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project and the latest on murrelet conservation efforts in Oregon including the recent new decision in Oregon to uplist the species from threatened to endangered under Oregon’s Endangered Species Act. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon Staff Scientist will emcee the event.
Come join this event and learn more about Marbled Murrelets, the ‘Globally Significant’ Central Coast Murrelet Important Bird Area, with 100,000 acres of murrelet habitat in the Siuslaw National Forest and adjacent near-shore waters.