Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)
The marbled murrelet is a small, chubby seabird that has a very short neck. During the breeding season it has dark brown to blackish upperparts and a white belly and throat that are greatly mottled. During the winter the upperparts become grey, dark marks form on the sides of the breast and a white ring develops around the eye. Males and females are similar in appearance and size. Juveniles are similar to the adult winter plumage, but with dusky mottling on the underparts. Vocalisations include a sharp keer' or low kee'.
- States/US Territories in which the Marbled murrelet, CA, OR, WA is known to or is believed to occur: California , Oregon , Washington
- US Counties in which the Marbled murrelet, CA, OR, WA is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Marbled murrelet, CA, OR, WA is known to occur:
Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|10/01/1992||Pacific Region (Region 1)||U.S.A. (CA, OR, WA)|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/24/1997||Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|10/02/2008||73 FR 57314 57317||90-Day Finding on a Petition To Remove the California, Oregon, and Washington Population of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife||
|04/21/2003||68 FR 19569 19571||5-Year Review of the Marbled Murrelet and the Northern Spotted Owl||
|01/22/1997||62 FR 3241||ETWP; Notice of Availability of Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet||
|06/12/2009||2009 Marbled Murrelet 5-Year Review|
|09/01/2004||Marbled murrelet 5-year review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|10/05/2011||76 FR 61599 61621||Revised Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet: Final rule.||Final Rule||Final designated|
|07/31/2008||73 FR 44678 44701||Revised Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet: Proposed rule.||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|03/06/2008||73 FR 12067 12068||Designation of Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)Proposed rule; finding that the revision of critical habitat should not be made.||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|09/12/2006||71 FR 53838 53951||Designation of Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|05/24/1996||61 FR 26257 26320||ETWP; Final Designation of Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet||Final Rule||Not Required|
|08/10/1995||60 FR 40892 40954||Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet; Supplemental Proposed Rule||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|01/27/1994||59 FR 3811 3824||ETWP; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Marbled Murrelet||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Port Blakely (Morton Block) SHA|
|Tagshinny Tree Farm|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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