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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

carloscarrera

Date

August 8, 2012

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

joanroma

Date

February 1, 2016

Place

San Blas (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 5, 2016 04:52 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 5, 2016 04:49 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 5, 2016 04:55 PM NZDT

Description

You'll have to look closely for this one.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea

Observer

fatroosterfarm

Date

June 23, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

dpom

Date

February 4, 2016 11:19 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

robberfly

Date

February 4, 2016 10:08 AM PST

Description

@dpom told me this is our only tern that visits the Bay Area during the winter. X

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

salvatoredv

Date

February 1, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

cae1

Date

February 4, 2016

Description

Flying over the lake in the rain.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 17, 2016

Description

A mix of adults and a few juveniles.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 4, 2016 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Small group of White-fronted terns (approx 15) on the beach, incoming tide. Mix of juveniles and adults.

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Description from Wikipedia

Sterna is a genus of terns in the bird family Sternidae. It used to encompass most "white" terns indiscriminately, but mtDNA sequence comparisons have recently determined that this arrangement is paraphyletic (Bridge et al., 2005). It is now restricted to the typical large white terns occurring near-globally in coastal regions.

No range data available.