Whiskered Terns

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Subject: Whiskered Terns
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:02:15 +0000
Myself and a neighbour, Garry,  visited a marsh on private property on the Hoskinstown Plain this morning to assess the Whiskered Tern situation.  The birds have been seen there for a while and Garry saw some yesterday carrying grass to sites in the reeds, possibly nest building.

Today we made a conservative estimate of 10 nest sites and at least 40 birds in total.
​From research to date (thank you Michel Lenz) this appears to be the first breeding record of the species in the COG AOI since 1963.
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