As Oregon's Bald Eagles prosper, nesting Common Murres take a beating. How does a resurgent raptor spell reproductive disaster for a colonial seabird? It's not as cut-and-dried as you might think.Get the grisly details
About the Complex
The Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex comprises six refuges along the Oregon coast, representing marine, estuarine, and old-growth forest ecosystems.
Oregon Islands is managed as part of the Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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If you want to see one of the these comical-looking seabirds, check out their nesting islands from May-August: Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach and Face Rock in Bandon.
Page Photo Credits Harbor Seals - Roy Lowe/USFWS, Tufted Puffin - ©Ram Papish, Double-crested cormorant - ©Ram Papish, Seabird colony - Shawn Stephensen/USFWS, Ochre Star - Peter Pearsall/USFWS, Bald Eagle with Murre chick - Roy Lowe/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016