This small (3.6-acre) seabird nesting island is located northeast of Stonington on the western edge of Jericho Bay. Low, dense vegetation is the dominant habitat type making it suitable for nesting seabirds and waterfowl.

Ornithological Summary

A diverse seabird nesting island with Common Eiders, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls, Black Guillemots, and Double-crested Cormorants. This is a good site for nesting Common Eiders with 150 nests reported in 1984. Most significant is the large cormorant colony with an occasional Great Cormorant nesting within the boundaries of the primarily Double-crested Cormorant colony.

Conservation Issues

Because Deer Isle islands are in LURC jurisdiction, this island is zoned P-FW (Protection-Fish and Wildlife). Typical off-shore threats include oil spills and other forms of pollution.

Ownership

Privately owned, but with easements held by both the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Acadia National Park. There is no public access. Viewing birds at this site must be strictly from the water. The nearest public boat launches are in Stonington, on Webb Cove, and on Whitmore Neck.

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