Marbled Murrelets are Pacific Coast seabirds that nest in the mature and old-growth coniferous forests from Alaska to central California during the late spring and summer. If you find yourself in such a forest within 50 miles of the marine water, you might be in murrelet nesting habitat. If you're up before dawn or listening carefully around dusk, you might hear or see these birds flying over the tree tops as they make their way inland from the sea to the trees.
To learn more about the life history, biology, and conservation of this unusual seabird, please join me at one of my upcoming presentations--a combination thought-provoking slide show, book reading, and Q&A. Some events include book sales and signing of Rare Bird: Pursing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet (reissued in paperback by Mountaineers Books in 2013).
May 2 Wentachee River Institute--Leavenworth, WA
May 3 A Book For All Seasons--Leavenworth, WA
May 4 Nisqually Land Trust--Ashford, WA
May 12 Timberland Regional Library--Tumwater, WA
May 15 Golden Gate Audubon Society--San Francisco, CA
And, hey! Look at Rare Bird at the top at Orca Books this week!