Erosion threatens rare bird on Marion Island

Bird Island, a 3-acre teardrop of sand and rock at the mouth of Sippican Harbor, is shrinking with every storm that rakes the coastline. Disappearing with the tiny island is precious nesting area for endangered roseate terns.

But a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, state environmental officials and Cape Wind developers aims to shore up the island's breakwater and restore critical nesting area for the endangered birds. The cost: Nearly $4 million.

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