Common Murres

Common Murres (HM172H)

Location: Inverness, CA 94937 Marin County
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N 37° 59.778', W 123° 1.248'

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Point Reyes National Seashore

On the rocks and ledges just below here you can often spot common murres. For a good view from this height, binoculars are helpful. If conditions are right you may hear the colony "moaning" as they huddle penguin-like on the rocks.

Murres are rapid fliers and skillful divers. They pursue fish underwater by stroking with their wings and steering with their feet. On land they are not so deft. An ornithologist, noting their clumsy landings on the precarious ledges, has named them the "awkward squad."
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HM NumberHM172H
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 498173 N 4205404
Decimal Degrees37.99630000, -123.02080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.778', W 123° 1.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 46.68" N, 123° 1' 14.88" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness CA 94937, US
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