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Least Tern & chick in Alameda by Rick Lewis

Least Terns in Alameda

Thursday, May 18

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California Least Terns – an endangered species weighing less than 1.6 ounces – have nested on the tarmac of the former Alameda Naval Air Station for over 40 years. Managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and now owned by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, this has become the most productive Least Tern breeding colony on the West Coast.

Susan Euing is the USFWS biologist who manages the Alameda Least Tern colony. She will share fascinating information about these amazing birds and the surprisingly uplifting history of how Golden Gate Audubon’s citizen scientists and volunteers have aided in the decades-long recovery effort.

Date:  Thursday, May 18

Time:  6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. speaker

Place: Northbrae Community Church
            941 The Alameda, Berkeley  (between Solano and Marin Ave.)

Cost:  Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members

View the Alameda Least Tern colony firsthand! Sign up in advance for a guided tour during the Return of the Terns festival on Saturday, June 17. See Return of the Terns 2017 for info.

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