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The five-acre Spectacle Island provides the Service with valuable seabird habitat.
Credit: USFWS

Spectacle Island added to Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

The Service recently partnered with Maine Coast Heritage Trust to acquire the five-acre Spectacle Island in Eastport, Maine. The parcel is a priority seabird island with a diverse assemblage of seabirds that breed there, including double-crested cormorants, herring gulls and black-backed gulls.The acquisition will help further the refuge’s mission of re-establishing colonial nesting seabirds and is one of 87 islands in the 15-year conservation management plan.

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Published on: Thursday, February 20,2014

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