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2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Jennifer Rich, Destin Log, Fla. Jun. 21--Volunteers with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge have decided not to bury their heads in the sand about the slew of birds that keep walking off buildings in Destin. Originally started by the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society, the effort was turned over to the refuge to coordinate volunteers in Destin and Fort Walton Beach to respond to this growing problem. Now declared a threatened species in Florida, least terns in our area have taken up...

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2008-06-16 12:30:00

A major initiative to create alternative nesting sites for the largest colony of Caspian terns in the world "“ and to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River "“ is finding early success.A recent survey of a new nesting site at Crump Lake in southern Oregon, which was just constructed in February by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, found more than 135 nesting pairs of Caspian terns, as well as more than a thousand pairs of gulls and two nesting pairs of...


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2005-06-08 15:02:02

The Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. The North American race, S. a. antillarum, is sometimes considered a separate species, Least Tern, Sterna antillarum. The Little Tern breeds on the coasts and inland waterways of temperate and tropical Europe, Asia and North America. It is migratory and winters in the subtropical and tropical oceans as far south as Peru and Brazil (Least Tern), South Africa and Australia. This colonial species breeds on gravel...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'