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Great Blue Herons Lecture

July 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Summer 2019 Lecture Series

Maine Creatures Great & Small: Four Organisms Important to Our State’s Aquatic Habitats

Danielle D’Auria is a Wildlife Biologist working in the Research and Assessment Section of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Bangor. She holds a B.S. in Biology from State University of New York at Geneseo, and a M.S. in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University.  She has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System where she focused on threatened and endangered species, as well as a variety of wildlife and habitat monitoring, planning, and restoration. As a biologist for MDIFW, Danielle now focuses on statewide populations of colonial wading birds, secretive marsh birds, black terns, and loons, as well as land management issues affecting wetland habitats.

In 2009, she started the Heron Observation Network of Maine, a group of over 100 volunteers who help monitor wading bird colonies across the state to better understand distribution and abundance. Over the past two years, she has tagged great blue herons with GPS transmitters to better understand their movements and limiting factors, all the while involving students of all ages in the field work and online tracking elements of the project.  She hopes to get students across the state following Maine’s Great Blue Herons online to learn about the birds’ habits and the wetlands they depend on.

Let KELT know you’ll be joining the talk! Sign up by calling 207-442-8400.

Part of Summer at the Freight Shed 2019


July 23, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm