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The Least Tern & Snowy Plover Project
at Huntington State Beach
~ 2010 Nesting Season: Reports & Photos ~
Least Tern incubating eggs
photo by Dr. Bruce Odou
Least Tern nest on beach
photo by Cyndie Kam
Least Tern chicks resting
photo by Cyndie Kam
The terns had a good year, the 6th highest number of pairs on record with 409.
April 28: first birds recorded
May 12: first nest
May 30: first chick
June 5: first bird fledged
July 28 last tern observed on site

Shift Coverage Schedule - (July, August)   Predators & Problems to watch out for
Report Form (Data Sheet)   An Overview of Domoic Acid Poisoning
Least Tern/Snowy Plover Project Slide Show   2010 Report on Nesting Least Terns in CA
Events of the 2010 Season   Summary of notes from last year's season
What you can get for fish • Egg Study • More Eggs & Incubation • Parents Feeding Chicks • Older Chicks

2010 Reports & Messages
April 22: Welcome new & returning volunteers!
April 30: Start of Monitoring
May 01: Online Data Sheet
May 07: The Preserve is Ready
May 10: A Short Note
May 14: We're off to a great start!
May 24: Natural Preserve News
May 26: New Shift Coverage Schedule Calendar
June 11: Count from June 11
June 13: Tern Preserve in Full Swing
June 18: Count from June 18
June 22: American Kestrel Invasion
June 22: Counting Least Terns in the Gulf!
July 02: Counts from June 25 and July 2
July 09: Annual Report
July 13: Count from July 9
July 19: Got Fish? Least Tern Mortality Information
July 24: End of Season
July 26: Last of the Leasts — and BBQ
Aug. 25: Year End Barbecue & Awards
Aug. 25: Events of the 2010 Season
Nov. 20: 2010 Report on Nesting Least Terns in CA
Nov. 20: Winter Counts of Snowy Plovers

Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963