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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

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Jan 10, 2017

BRI Receives Grant to Study Bald Eagles on Sebasticook River, Maine

In 2017, with a grant from the American Eagle Foundation, BRI will conduct follow-up work on our 2014 study characterizing Bald Eagle use of the Lower Sebasticook River in central Maine. Attracted by millions of river herring travelling between the ocean and upstream spawning areas, Bald Eagles gather on the Sebasticook during the summer months in higher numbers than likely anywhere else in New England. For the 2017 study, BRI will work with land trusts and wildlife agencies to promote land conservation and “eagle-friendly” land use practices along this ecologically unique and important corridor. Efforts promoting conservation along this corridor will have long-lasting impacts on the region’s Bald Eagle population, fisheries, and other wildlife. Click here to read more about the Sebasticook, fisheries and the 2014 Bald Eagle study.

Bald Eagle with alewife (© John R. Rivers, 3RiversPhotos)

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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