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The Marbled Murrelet: Why This Bird Matters
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“The Marbled Murrelet: Why This Bird Matters,” presented by author Maria Mudd Ruth.
When: 7 PM, March 15, 2017
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
Maria Mudd Ruth’s exceptional book, Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet, describes the fascinating history and personalities involved in research about this enigmatic little seabird. Marbled Murrelets mix two seemingly different worlds, nesting high in old-growth forests but living and feeding in the cold north Pacific Ocean. Due to logging of these forests and loss of nesting habitat, Marbled Murrelets are now listed as endangered in Washington State.
Starting out as a National Geographic researcher, then becoming their West Coast regional editor, Maria Mudd Ruth has written more than a dozen books about natural history topics from butterflies, beetles, owls, hawks, to snakes, along with deserts, tundra, the Mississippi River, and even firefighting.
This presentation is particularly timely, considering the recent conservation work to save murrelets, and the recent deadline for comments about their Long-term Conservation Strategy.
Copies of Rare BIrd will be available for purchase and signing by the author.