Scripps's Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi

Sections

Conservation

Conservation Status

Globally is considered a Vulnerable species, because the populations are declining, and several breeding colonies, have become extinct. In Mexico are endangered. The main threats are low population densities, restricted distribution, destruction and modification of nesting sites, reduction of their food by oil spills, introduced mammals such as rats and cats, increased predation by natural predators (such as mice and owls). Because the status of populations in Mexico is little known, but much of the world's population lives in the country, it is important to conduct studies on their ecology, reproductive biology and food, perform monitoring of the species, propose conservation strategies, and continue those already underway. Some conservation actions underway include the removal of introduced mammals, recolonization of former colonies, the regulation of tourism in the islands of Baja California, the change in fishing techniques to reduce pollution from light and sound, and creating protected areas in nesting colonies.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

Scripps's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/xanmur2