Student Bird Researchers Profiled in Newspaper Story

UMaine students Katie Chenard and David Bridges, who are serving as interns this summer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, were profiled in a Bangor Daily News story and video. Chenard and Bridges are living on Metinic Island to protect migratory seabirds that nest there. In addition to enhancing nesting grounds and monitoring predator populations, the interns also count the seabirds, their eggs, the chicks and monitor what they eat. Bridges, a sophomore biology student, said the experience on Metinic has been “intense.”

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