PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate only
YEAR LISTED: Candidate 2004
RANGE: Alaska and the Russian Far East
THREATS: Global warming, oil spills, bycatch in commercial gillnet fisheries, disturbance by vessels, increased nest predation, and changing food resources
POPULATION TREND: Surveys conducted in areas containing the majority of Kittlitz’s murrelet numbers in Alaska show that populations have declined by 80 to 90 percent or more during the last 20 years.