Murrelets are small seabirds that inhabit the North Pacific. They are in the Alcidae or auk family and in two genera and Brachyramphus and Synthliboramphus As sea birds the Brachyramphus are unusual in that they often nest in the trees of inland forests.

The following species are in the Genus
Brachyramphus.
Marbled Murrelet, Brachyramphus marmoratus
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
Kittlitz's Murrelet, Brachyramphus brevirostris

The following species are in the genus Synthliboramphus
Xantus's Murrelet, Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
Craveri's Murrelet, Synthliboramphus craveri
Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus
Japanese Murrelet, Synthliboramphus wumizusume