Category: Species of Conservation Concern

Marbled Murrelet

Cover photo: © Aaron Maizlish, 2017, some rights reserved.

Marbled murrelets are full of surprises – defying all expectations of a seabird, they nest high up in redwood trees. Learn about their nest discovery in 1974 and their close ties with coast redwoods.

Western Burrowing Owl

Cover photo: © Julio Mulero, 2017, some rights reserved.

Did you know that not all owls are active at night? Meet the burrowing owl – a small, charismatic species of owl that is out during the day.

Western Snowy Plover

Cover photo: © Pacific Southwest Region USFWS, 2009, some rights reserved.

Learn about a small species of threatened shorebird that can be found on the beaches along California’s coast.