SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine plan to meet with members of the public to help residents understand the state's efforts to protect two endangered birds that nest in popular beach areas.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is holding the informational session on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Scarborough Town Hall. The event is about the state's activities to protect the piping plover and the least tern.

The state's working to protect the birds on Popham and Scarborough beaches. The wildlife department says both birds remain on the state endangered list, but they've rebounded slowly over recent years.

The state uses temporary fencing around nesting sites to help protect the birds from disruption and predators. It says protection of those sites is critical to continued protection of the vulnerable birds.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.