Shorebird Specialists’ Coastal Habitat Talk for Planners & Public
Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:36 PM
St. George Conservation Commission and the Friends of St. George will present three experts from Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for “Life on the Edge:?Shorebirds and Waders,” a program on long-distance migrant birds and the coastal habitats they require, on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Town Office. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.
Danielle D’Auria, IFW wading bird specialist, setting out for field work (Photo courtesy Danielle D’Auria)
Tidal habitats, like Weskeag Marsh and areas along the St. George River, offer prime feeding and resting spaces for species like Green Herons and other long-distance flyers. The speakers will be Lindsay Tudor, who specializes in shorebirds; Danielle D’Auria, who focuses on wading birds, secretive marsh birds, black terns, loons, and rare water birds — her specialty is Great Blue Herons; and IFW Wildlife Biologist and Outreach Coordinator Amanda Shearin, who will discuss IFW maps, the online Habitat Viewer, Maine’s new Wildlife Action Plan, and other materials available to towns and the public for natural resources planning.
For more information, call 372-6459.