Olympic Coast Marbled Murrelet


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus EN breeding 1974-2009 1,490 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Washington Islands Wilderness 108,338 protected area overlaps with site 0
Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge 60 protected area overlaps with site 0
Queets Island Private Conservation 4 protected area contained by site 0
Queets Estuary Estuary 11 protected area contained by site 0
Olympic National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 369,660 protected area overlaps with site 0
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 825,856 protected area overlaps with site 0
Olympic National Park 369,722 protected area overlaps with site 0
Olympic UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 373,396 protected area overlaps with site 0
Grays Harbor Audubon Society Local Land Trust 3 protected area contained by site 0
Copalis National Wildlife Refuge 10 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Olympic Coast Marbled Murrelet. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/olympic-coast-marbled-murrelet-iba-usa on 27/02/2024.