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July 11, 2023
Our first sad news from the tern raft. Two weeks ago, as many of you know who live close by, we experienced a two and a half day storm of
June 30, 2023
It’s been a bit since our last update on the tern raft……we’ve been busy! A very interesting year has unfolded, and we are currently up to………………………….226 nests! “Wowza” is what
May 26, 2023
This time last year we were excited to announce that we had 13 nests on the platform, as of today, we are at 136! Last year we banded 110 adults,
May 19, 2023
They went from 4 nests with eggs on Monday to….. (drum roll, please)….. 32 nests yesterday (May 18)!!
May 15, 2023
The gull numbers on the raft had been continually (unfortunately) increasing the past couple of weeks, with only a few Common Terns trying to take their raft back. When the
April 18, 2023
Introducing OH1! We are excited to announce our first returning bird was spotted today, April 18th! We banded him/her (don’t know yet,) as an adult on June 15th, 2022. It
April 13, 2023
We are very pleased to announce that the Tern Raft is back in action out in the bay and ready for Common Terns to show up! The launch date was
September 25, 2022
Final updates this year, and what a successful year it was! We ended the season with 155 Common Tern nests, a total of 181 chicks banded, 91 adults banded, and
August 24, 2022
If you recall, the American Oystercatcher chick that has fledged in July, or at least we hoped fledged in July, was spotted on Assateague and is alive and looking healthy!
July 2, 2022
This summer, we banded 180 common tern chicks with a metal USGS band on their right leg. Most of those received a field readable band on their left leg. The
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