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Northwest Nature Matters Podcast


Dec 19, 2018

A conversation with Kim Nelson, a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. Kim is a leading researcher on pacific seabirds and particularly the marbled murrelet. The marbled murrelet is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and listed as endangered in California and Washington state. 

Like the spotted owl, the murrelet requires old growth forest for nesting habitat, however the species has proved extraordinarily difficult to study. Kim unveils the secrets of this enigmatic species. 

Links for listeners:

Look for this announcement for the summer of 2019. This is a fun citizen science event open to the public:

https://audubonportland.org/issues/species/murrelet/survey2

Books:

https://www.amazon.com/Seabird-Forest-Mystery-Marbled-Murrelet/dp/1590787153

https://www.amazon.com/Rare-Bird-Pursuing-Mystery-Murrelet/dp/1594860904