|Marbled Murrelets in Flight|
Finally, in 1974, an arborist evaluating some old growth forest found a nest over a hundred feet in the air, sitting on a large mossy branch. It turns out that Marbled Murrelets fly up to 50 miles inland to place their nests on large horizontal branches of the oldest trees in the forest.
|Marbled Murrelet pair|
We are thrilled to have seen these birds on our San Juan Islands trip, and hope that measures will be taken to assure their continued survival.