Learn about the illusive Leach’s storm-petrel
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On Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, join Jill Tengeres to learn about the illusive Leach’s storm-petrel. Leach’s storm-petrels are a nocturnal burrow-nesting seabird that breed on islands at Maine Coastal Islands NWR.
Though this species is rarely observed, Leach’s storm-petrels are the most widespread species of tubenose seabird in the northern hemisphere, with breeding populations in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The population of Leach’s storm-petrels in maritime Canada appears to be declining rapidly, according to Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR, in a news release. It is less clear how Leach’s storm-petrels are doing in colonies in Maine.
To address this issue, Maine Coastal Islands NWR and its partners are working to investigate the population status and potential drivers influencing reproductive success of Leach’s storm-petrel.
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