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"Murre-der" at Yaquina Head

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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.

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Oregon Coastal Refuge 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

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 — 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: Apr 24, 2017


  • Tidepooling in Cannon Beach

    PROMOList Haystack 150x118February 12, 2016 - October 31, 2016

    The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) begins its beach season this February. Meet tidepool interpreters on Cannon Beach at low tide!

    For schedule & details, visit the HRAP website
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