Threatened or Endangered Species
- Northern spotted owl
- Coho salmon
- Marbled murrelet
- Steelhead trout
Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)
Marbled murrelets spend most of their time in marine environments, but build their nests in old-growth forests. Marbled murrelets produce only one egg per year. Unlike most birds, marbled murrelets don't build nests but push down the moss on a branch, creating an indentation or cup that they put the egg into. Both the male and female incubate the egg, switching off every 24 hours. The egg hatches in thirty days.
Logging has drastically decreased suitable nesting places for the marbled murrelet. The Headwaters Forest Reserve is one of the few places in California that the bird can nest.
Corvids (ravens, crows, and jays) are marbled murrelets' main predators. It is every parkgoer's responsibility to pick up their trash, as litter attracts corvids.
Marbled murrelet in BLM Wildlife Database
Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
|Aaron Nadog, Mendocino Redwood Company|
|Robert H. Pos, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|