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Date Posted: 02/17/2008
Submission Title Avian Observations of and Intertidal Sandbar
Author(s) Anderson, RB, Franecki, LA
Year Created 1989
Resource Type Publications, Websites, and Tools
Publisher Report to Timson, Schepps & Peters, Inc., Hallowell, ME
Media Type Report (unpublished)
Volume, Issue, pp
This report  documents which bird species used a sandbar in the Wells Harbor (and how) in order to determine impacts of potential harbor dredging on the bird population.  As of February 2008, when this document was posted, the most recent dredging happened in 2000, and the impacts on bird habitat were a topic of much discussion. The report authors conclude here that the 5.5 acre sandbar in question is a low-value habitat used mostly by gulls for feeding and resting. Recommended for serious birders looking for  data or those with a particular interest in the dredging of Wells Harbor.

Available from the SWIM FTP

URL Avian Observations of and Intertidal Sandbar
Theme>Topic Restoration > Shorelands Protection
Landscape Characterization > *General
Landscape Change > Shorelands Protection
Watershed: Webhannet
Town(s): Wells

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