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Nest Locations for the Kittlitz Murrelet


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Felis J.J., Kissling M.L., Kaler R.S.A., Kenney L.A., and Lawonn M.J., 2016, Identifying Kittlitz’s Murrelet nesting habitat in North America at the landscape scale: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A compilation of all known nest records and locations to identify landscape-scale parameters (distance to coast, elevation, slope, and land cover) that provide potential nesting habitat in four regions: northern Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Peninsula Mountains and Kodiak Island, and Pacific Coastal Mountains (including nearshore interior Canada). These data support the following publication: Felis J.J., Kissling M.L., Kaler R.S.A., Kenney L.A., Lawonn M.J., 2016. Identifying Kittlitz’s Murrelet nesting habitat in North America at the landscape scale. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7(2):xx-xx; e1944-687X. doi: 10.3996/112015-JFWM-116


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Jonathan J Felis
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Pai Hui Yu
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Jonathan J Felis

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This table provides a approximate nest locations for Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) in nesting habitat in Alaska, Russia and nearshore Canada.


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