Marbled Murrelet Photo Gallery
What does the Marbled Murrelet look like?
Marbled Murrelets are small shorebirds. Breeding adults have chubby bodies, short bills, pointed tails with brown upper bodies and blotchy brown under bodies. Non-breeding adults are darker with clean white under bodies. Juveniles look similar to non-breeding adults.
Marbled Murrelet Habitat
Marbled Murrelet Facts
Marbled Murrelets are stout seabirds of the Pacific. They dive underwater to capture prey when hunting and use their wings to swim. Marbled Murrelets require old growth forests for nesting, generally preferring trees at least 200 years of age. Logging is thought to have decimated its habitat and they are currently on the endangered species list.