Join Erynn Call, the Raptor Specialist in the Wildlife Research and Assessment Section of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Tonight she will discuss the Maine River Bird Project, a statewide citizen science initiative aimed at better understanding relations between riverine ecosystems and river birds, emphasizing dams, dam removal, river restoration, and the return of sea-run fishes. Features such as water flow, presence of dams, and land cover may be altered by river restoration and urbanization. The project started in the fall of 2008 and encompasses 10 rivers and over 80 survey sites. Increased awareness of the interactions between river features, river herring, and bird abundance will provide valuable insights to guide future management and conservation decisions.
Contact: Stella Walsh - 207-807-3679