Biologist to discuss state of affairs of seabirds Nov. 13

Nov 05, 2019
Courtesy of: US Fish & Wildlife Service Refuge biologist Linda Welch holds an Atlantic Puffin, one of the seabirds monitored on the islands.

Rockland — On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., Refuge biologist Linda Welch will provide an update on the 2019 seabird nesting season at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. Learn how Maine Coastal Islands NWR uses restoration and management efforts to create safe nesting places for 15 species of seabirds.

Long-term monitoring continues to document the number of breeding seabirds, their productivity, and what they eating. This helps the US Fish & Wildlife Service understand how climate change in the Gulf of Maine is influencing these species.

Welch also will talk about the two new tracking studies on terns and petrels started this season. Come see where these birds are flying to find food for their chicks.

For more information, call 594-0600 ext. 5.

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