The ledge is located approximately two miles south of Stonington.

Ornithological Summary

The ledge is an important winter roosting spot for as many as 600 Purple Sandpipers. Ospreys also nest on the ledge.

Conservation Issues

Threats include oil spills and other forms of pollution typical of coastal habitats.


The ledge is owned by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and managed under the Coast of Maine Wildlife Management Area. Public access to the ledge is prohibited from April 15 ? July 31. During this period viewing birds must be from a boat only.

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