MDIF&W: Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) PUBLIC: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologist Judy Camuso at 657-2345* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2011 **Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland** PORTLAND, Maine — A popular pair of Peregrine falcons continue to get special attention from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. MDIF&W staff recently was joined with associates from the BioDiversity Institute and the Maine Department of Transportation to band Peregrine falcon chicks and collect data from a popular nesting site along a Portland bridge

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MDIF&W: Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland

MDIF&W: Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) PUBLIC: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologist Judy Camuso at 657-2345* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2011 **Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland** PORTLAND, Maine — A popular pair of Peregrine falcons continue to get special attention from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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MDIF&W: Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland

MDIF&W: Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) PUBLIC: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologist Judy Camuso at 657-2345* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2011 **Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland** PORTLAND, Maine — A popular pair of Peregrine falcons continue to get special attention from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. MDIF&W staff recently was joined with associates from the BioDiversity Institute and the Maine Department of Transportation to band Peregrine falcon chicks and collect data from a popular nesting site along a Portland bridge. “It’s part of an ongoing monitoring program to keep track of individual birds,” said MDIF&W Wildlife Biologist Judy Camuso.

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MDIF&W: Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, But Deadly to Bats

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164 or USFWS National White-Nose Syndrome Communications Leader Ann Froschauer (413) 253-8356* **Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, but Deadly to Bats** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million bats in eastern North America, now is in Maine. Until this year, Maine appeared to be insulated from white-nose syndrome while states and provinces outside its borders were not. However, during surveys conducted by MDIF&W biologists this spring, bats at two sites in Oxford County displayed visible signs of white-nose syndrome fungus on their wings and muzzles

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