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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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2007-10-08 18:23:55

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwanese and mainland Chinese conservationists are joining hands to save an endangered sea bird from extinction by urging fishermen to stop collecting and eating the birds' eggs, a Taiwanese birdwatcher said Monday. The Chinese crested tern - white with a black-and-white crest - migrates to eastern Chinese coasts between May and September, Taiwanese conservationists say. It's thought the birds fly there to escape the heat in South Asia, although they have not been seen...


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2009-04-07 18:48:47

The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of bird with an extensive range, but scattered distribution. It is found in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In North America it is found on large lakes and ocean coasts. In Europe it is found mainly around the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. North American birds migrate to southern coasts, the West Indies and northern South America. European and Asian birds migrate to the Old...

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2006-02-22 13:45:04

The White Tern (Gygis alba) is a small seabird found across the tropical oceans of the world. Often known as the Fairy Tern, this beautiful tern is famous for laying its egg on bare thin branches in a small fork or depression without a nest. They use this balancing act to avoid predation of the eggs as the branches they choose are too small for rats or even small lizards to climb. Safe from predators, but still vulnerable from strong winds, the White Terns are also quick to relay should...

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2006-02-22 13:32:44

The White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) - sometimes referred to as the White-winged Black Tern - is a small tern. The name 'White-winged Tern' is the standard in most English-speaking countries; in Britain, this name is also the one used by the formal ornithological recording authorities, but the older alternative 'White-winged Black Tern' is still frequent in popular use. Summer adults have short red legs and a short black bill, a black head, neck and belly, very dark grey back,...

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2006-02-22 13:23:05

The Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae and is the largest of all marsh terns. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details. C. h. hybridus breeds in the warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-billed and darker C. h. delalandii is found in east and south Africa, and the paler C. h. javanicus from Java to Australia. The tropical forms are resident, but European and Asian birds are known...

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2006-02-22 12:45:18

The Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It can be found in tropical oceans and it breeds on islands throughout the equatorial zone. This bird is migratory, wintering more widely through the tropical oceans. It prefers more marine habitats compared to most terns. This species is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe, although a bird was present at Cemlyn Bay, Wales for 11 days in July 2005. Sooty Terns are social and breed in colonies on rocky or...

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