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Mal de Murre?

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Three Arch Rocks historically was a breeding site to more than 200,000 Common Murres. These days, the larger colonies are all but abandoned.

See what's spooked the murres

About the Complex

Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex

The Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex comprises six refuges along the Oregon coast, representing marine, estuarine, and old-growth forest ecosystems.

Three Arch Rocks is managed as part of the Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — Common Murre - ©Ram Papish, Tufted Puffin - ©Ram Papish, Peregrine Falcon - USFWS, Harlequin Duck - ©Heather Roskelley, Bald Eagle with Murre chick - Roy Lowe/USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016
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