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The Least Tern Project
~ 2014 Nesting Season: Reports & Photos ~
LETE on nest
LETE eggs
LETE chicks
LETE incubating eggs
photo by Dr. Bruce Odou
LETE eggs in nest
photo by Cyndie Kam
LETE very young chicks
photo by Cyndie Kam

Helpful Information for this Year's Nesting Season
Volunteers' Shift Schedule (updated July 10)
2014 Report Form (Data Sheet in MS Word)
Docent Manual (revised May 2014)
Least Tern/Snowy Plover Project Slide Show
Predators & Problems to watch out for
An Overview of Domoic Acid Poisoning
2012 Final Report on Nesting Least Terns in California
2013 Preliminay Results for 2013 Nesting LETE in CA
Video of Mating Least Terns at the Preserve (May 2012) - photographed by Dr. Peter Bryant
How to Report Banded Snowy Plovers

2014 Reports & Messages
LETE preserve sign
March 31 Save April 16 for our "Kick-Off" Orientation
April 04 Welcome Least Tern Volunteers!
April 04 LETE Volunteers: New Forms for State Parks
April 04 Forms (listed in previous email)
April 14 LETE have arrived! Docent Training this Wed.
April 17 The Terns are here in force!
April 23 Terns Update
April 23 Volunteers' Shift Schedule
April 28 Least Terns Are Scraping!
April 29 Volunteer Information
May 05 More Volunteer Information
May 06 Magnolia Entrance Closed May 6 - 7
May 08 What a busy week!
May 09 Nests on ground!
May 12 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)
May 13 HB LETE (more stats from Cyndie)
May 13 More Nests and Crow Activity
May 19 Two Announcements  
May 20 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
May 22 Nests Report from Lana  
May 23 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
May 27 CA LETE Update (from Nicole)  
May 29 1st LETE Chicks at Bolsa Chica  
May 29 LETE Docent Calendars  
June 01 First Photo of Chicks!  
June 02 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
June 02 The Chicks Are Here!  
June 02 1-2 days old LETE Chicks (photos by Holly Fuhrer)  
June 03 LETE Chicks (photos by Doug Lithgow)  
June 03 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
June 04 Brooding & Feeding Sequence (photos by Holly)  
June 05 Latest from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve  
June 09 Chicks running all over the place! How great! (Wendy's photos)  
June 10 Peregrine Watch  
June 13 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
June 13 Message from Lana  
June 20 missing  
June 22 A note from Cheryl about shift openings  
June 23 HB LETE (stats from Nicole)  
June 23 Message from Lana (Fledges are around) & Missing Forms
June 24 Open shifits & July 4th holiday  
June 29 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
July 01 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
July 02 Fledglings Abound!  
July 15 LETE Docent Schedule  
July 17 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
July 20 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
July 25 HB LETE (stats from Cyndie)  
July 29 BBQ - Save the Date - Aug. 26  
July 30 Note to LETE Docents from Lana  
Aug. 15 End of the Season (note from Lana)  


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