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The Least Tern & Snowy Plover Project
at Huntington State Beach
 
~ 2011 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
 

 
2011 NESTING STATS
April 23 The Terns Returned
May 11 128 nests
May 13 317 e ggs
May 18 530 nests
May 20 414 eggs
May 27 409 nests; 21 chicks
June 03 468 nests; 102 chicks & 32 fledglings
June 07 584 nests
June 24 704 nests; 67 chicks & 50 fledglings
June 30 50 dead chicks & abandoned nests
July 12 100 terns left, 24-53 of them fledglings
July 19 100 terns remaining, 20 are fledglings
Aug. 09 Last terns seen (1 ad & 3 fledglings)
THIS SEASON'S PREDATORS WERE: GULLS, COYOTES, RATS, & PEREGRINE FALCONS.

 
Helpful Information for this Year's Nesting Season
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 2010 Nesting Season   Wintering Snowy Plovers in O.C.
2011 PHOTO GALLERY - photos of this year's nesting Least Tern colony

2011 Reports & Messages
April 22: Welcome Docents and Friends!
April 23: The Terns Return
May 04: A Huge Bird
May 11: Big Numbers for a 1st Day Monitoring
May 13: Report from Cyndie
May 18: We're Off to a Great Start!
May 18: More Nests
May 20: Report from Cyndie
May 27: Nest Count Report - from Cyndie
May 28: LETE webpage for 2011 is now up
June 03: Nest Count Report from Cyndie
June 07: Good News - report from David Pryor
June 12: The Tern Times - report from David Pryor
June 13: Open Shifts
June 13: Peregrine Sightings
June 17: Peregrine at the Preserve
June 17: Nest Initiations by Date - from Sue Hoffman
June 18: Tern Times & Peregrine News report from David
June 24: Nest Count Report from Cyndie
June 30: Preserve Posting from David
July 12: Teenagers at the Preserve
July 19: Report from Cyndie
Aug. 01: Our Job is Done
Aug. 18: Year End Barbecue on Aug. 31
Aug. 31: BBQ & Awards (Potluck) "Banquet"
Aug. 31: Awards
Sept. 15: Least Tern Nest Maps

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

http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org