Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Breeding Seabird Monitoring

• Conducted two complete inventories of gull nesting colonies in Maine since 2008 using remote aerial photography
• Gulls: 34,396 nests in 2008 and 28,422 nests in 2013; Annual decline in Great Black-backed Gulls is 6.3% between 2008 and  2013
• Assisted in long-term research on 3 offshore tern colonies during 2015
• Collaborators include Maine Coastal Islands NWR and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife