Learn all about the enigmatic little terns, in a session led by Little Tern Warden, Amanda Bell.
Little Terns are one of the five species of terns that migrate to the British Isles each year to breed. They are the UK’s smallest tern and one of the rarest seabirds with an estimated population of only 1500 pairs. Little terns nest exclusively on the coast, in shallow scrapes on sand and shingle beaches, spits and inshore islets. Crimdon Denemouth and more recently Seaton Carew has been the home to a colony of Little terns for many years.
Amanda Bell, Little Tern Warden employed by DWT, will lead this 45 minute Zoom session, where she will share her knowledge, understanding to gain a better understanding of these enigmatic birds.
The zoom session will cover
· Identification- How to tell one tern from another
· Habitat and distribution
· Behaviour – courtship, feeding and migration
· Threats- factors contributing to the decline in numbers
· Crimdon Dene and Seaton Carew 2019
· Crimdon and Seaton Carew 2020
· The future
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