Each spring, endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns return to nest and raise their young on southern Maine beaches. Over time, the development and construction of seawalls, jetties, piers, homes, parking lots, and other structures has significantly reduced the available shoreline habitat for these two species of birds. The increase in Maine’s beachfront population has also brought more people and their pets to nesting beaches. This can keep adult plovers from tending to their eggs and chicks, which leaves the nests vulnerable to predators and the elements. For more than 35 years, Maine Audubon and their partners have worked with local residents, landowners, and visitors to ensure that endangered birds, wildlife, and people can safely share the beach. Join us at the library as we welcome Maine Audubon and learn about the work biologists are doing to save Maine’s endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns from extinction. You’ll discover the many ways in which all members of our community can contribute to the conservation efforts of these unique local birds!
This program will take place in person at the library and will be streamed simultaneously on Zoom, for those wishing to attend virtually. If you plan on attending, please register for this program below so that we can send you a reminder on the day of the event, as well as an optional Zoom link to join us. All are welcome!
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