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Type: Journal Article

Title: Notes on recent breeding of common murres at Starlight Reef and Cleland Island, British Columbia

Date: 2006

Author(s): Harry Carter; Ken Morgan; Trudy Chatwin; Francis Bruhwiler

Journal Name: Wildlife Afield

Pages: 117-121

Description: Breeding by relatively small numbers of Common Murres (Uria aalge) was reported in 1969-82 at Cleland Island, Florencia Islet and Starlight Reef on the central west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. No evidence of breeding or colony attendance has been reported since 1982. In 1989, one egg was found on Starlight Reef, likely indicated continued sporadic breeding by isolated pairs at this location. In 2006, five to 10 murres regularly attended and at least two pairs probably bred at a new breeding area on Cleland Island, but eggs or chicks were not seen. Since 1982, sporadic attendance without breeding also has occurred at Murre Reef, the previous breeding area at Cleland Island in 1969-1982.

Web Site: http://www.wildlifebc.org/pdfs/3_2_Carter_Morgan_Chatwin_Bruhwiler.pdf

Physical Description: 5-page article

Office: Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Document Location: CBT Library - Filing Cabinet

Document Identifier: FC/BIR/CAR

Use Constraints: Office Use Only

Geographic-specific: Cleland Island, Florencia Islet, Starlight Reef

Geographic-general: Clayoquot Sound

Format: Print

Language: English