Stratton Island: Maine’s Most Diverse Waterbird Colony

Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Did you know Maine’s most diverse waterbird colony sits right in Saco Bay, at Stratton Island?  Do you know how YCAS supports this program? Paula Shannon, Seabird Sanctuary Manager for the National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program, will discuss the bird life of Stratton Island and how the National Audubon Society works to protect and enhance waterbird populations on the island. Learn about research currently taking place on Stratton Island, as well as plans for the future. Paula has spent numerous field seasons studying birds and living and working on islands, from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska, and is pleased to share information about this island jewel right in your own backyard.

About Harlequin

Harlequin is a pseudonym for content not attributed to a specific author. It echoes the name of the YCAS newsletter, The Harlequin. Watch for Harlequin Ducks along the rocky portions of the York County coast in winter. ¶ The avatar is by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, who sketched and painted the species during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. ¶ "When we got before the glacier, I saw my first pair of harlequins... the glass showed them plainly to be a ♂ + ♀ histrionicus." — L.A. Fuertes, June 7, 1899
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