Cairns area - rfi Little Tern breeding

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Subject: Cairns area - rfi Little Tern breeding
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:20:23 +1000
Hi to all you North Queenslanders!

A visitor photographed a juvenile (3-4 weeks old) Little Tern on the Cairns Esplanage on Monday, Jan 19, 2009.

Does anyone in the Cairns area have any knowledge of
  • the whereabouts of the breeding colony,
  • the population size of the breeding colony
  • whether it was being monitored or even observed opportunistically through the breeding season, or
  • the degree of breeding success?
Any information at all would be warmly welcomed. I have known of Little Tern breeding in Cairns in the past, but not the details.

While I am at it, Bill (Moorhead), what happened at the Barubbra (Bundaberg) colony? Did you get fledglings? Last word from you, you had runners, if I remember correctly.



Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

26° 51' 41"S	152° 56' 00"E

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