MDIFW: Four Eaglets On Swan Island Mark A Maine First

**MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE** 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com) Main Number: (207) 287-8000 **MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologist** Kendall Marden at (207) 547-5300 *July 28, 2011* ##Eaglets Provide Rare Sight At Swan Island Wildlife Management Area **RICHMOND, Maine -** A pair of nesting bald eagles at the Swan Island Wildlife Management Area have produced the first documented occurrence of four eaglets in a single nest in the history of the State of Maine, according to wildlife biologists from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “This pair has produced a new milestone for eagle recovery in Maine,” said MDIF&W wildlife biologist Kendall Marden, who manages Swan Island. “After two years of unsuccessful nesting attempts, this year the pair successfully hatched four eaglets.

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Watch Out for Endangered Piping Plover Chicks on Maine’s Beaches, Urge MDIF&W and Maine Audubon

**MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE** 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com][1] Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Edie Smith at (207) 592-4348* **MAINE AUDUBON** 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 *MEDIA: For more information, call Laura Minich Zitske at (207) 233-6811* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2011 **Watch Out For Endangered Piping Plover Chicks On Maine’s Beaches** AUGUSTA, Maine – As Maine’s beach season hits high gear, beachgoers are reminded to care for rare Piping Plovers. The small shorebirds are listed as an endangered species in Maine and are on the federal list of threatened species

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Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE ####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES *MEDIA: Contact DIF&W Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at (207) 592-1164 Or Maine Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram at (207) 624-6560* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2011 **Life Jackets, Preparation Essential When Sea Kayaking, Boating** AUGUSTA, Maine — With five fatalities recently on Maine’s coastal and inland waters, the Maine Marine Patrol and Maine Warden Service are working with Gov. Paul LePage to remind boaters and anglers of the inherent dangers that can occur when unprepared to respond to changing conditions or accidents. Two people have died in sea kayaking incidents in the Bar Harbor and Lamoine areas this year, and three people have died while fishing from a boat or on a sandbar and while recreational boating.

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Maine Warden Service Provides Statewide Search and Rescue Services

####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, contact Edie Smith, director of information and education, at (207) 592-4348* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2011 **Maine Warden Service Provides Statewide Search and Rescue Services** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Warden Service, the lead agency for search and rescues in Maine’s woods and inland waters, has been called out to 116 search and rescues since April 1, putting it on track to reaching its annual average of 480. Yesterday, game wardens searched for a missing boater in Weston whose body was recovered in Deering Lake, 5 miles north of Danforth. Unfortunately, the boater was not wearing a pfd (personal flotation device) and drowned.

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