Cavity-Nesting Waterfowl

Merryspring Nature Center
30 Conway Road, Camden, ME
Toni Goodridge
Jun 19, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Courtesy of: Kendall Marden Wildlife Biologist Keel Kemper banding a wood duck from a nestbox

Wildlife biologist Kendall Marden will lead a presentation on cavity-nesting waterfowl at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 19th at 12:00 noon.

Maine’s plentiful rivers, lakes, and streams provide an ideal habitat for an incredible variety of waterfowl. Many of these species, such as wood ducks and mergansers, are cavity-nesters, making their homes in tree holes and other tight places.  Marden’s talk will describe the different cavity-nesting waterfowl that make Maine’s waterways their homes.  Marden will also outline different conservation and management strategies for protecting these birds, with a focus on the use of artificial nesting boxes.

Marden has been a wildlife biologist through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for the past decade. During the last four years, he has served as a regional biologist for the mid-coast area of Maine. Marden’s responsibilities include monitoring, assessment, and conservation practices for a variety of species throughout Maine.

This presentation is part of the Spring Talk Series at Merryspring, which is being sponsored by The First (

Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children, with a nominal $5 fee for non-members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239