Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 279
Milbridge, ME 04658

Phone:207-546-2124
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal
Established: 1978.
Location:35 miles east of Ellsworth, Maine.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, trails.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, berry picking, wildlife observation, education programs.
Special Features:Eight lighthouse islands have been transferred to the refuge. Several species of seabirds nest on these islands.
Habitats: More than 7,400 acres made up of 47 offshore islands and 3 coastal parcels, spanning more than 150 miles of Maine coastline.
Access: Mainland portions of the refuge are open from dawn to dusk; islands are closed to public entry during the nesting season.
Wild life: Colonial seabirds including terns, puffins, razorbills, storm-petrels, laughing gulls, black guillemots, bald eagles, and common eiders; also white-tailed deer, and porcupine.

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"The fish might still be there, but it's not going to help the birds if the fish go down too deep," says Linda Welch, who has worked as a biologist for two decades at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which manages Petit Manan.
We thank Anthony Diamond of the University of New Brunswick, Linda Welch of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and Stephen Kress of the National Audubon Society, and their staffs, for the collection of I.

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