It’s Been Over Five Years!

It has been a very exciting week regarding the Least Terns! We have spotted Least Tern chicks for the first time in over five years and we have set up a fence within the exclosure to keep the chicks from going out of the exclosure....

Looking Good For Least Terns

This week I participated in a walk-through of the Least Tern site in Venice, and we counted 53 nests! Most of the nests have been around for about two weeks, and they usually hatch at about three weeks. Then, it takes the chicks another twenty...

Exciting Things to Come

This week I have worked on more habitat restoration and I have been monitoring the Least Terns at the Venice site. We have started to plant native grasses at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in places where we have weeded. It looks great when all the...

Least Tern Number Increase

The past couple of weeks I have been monitoring the Least Tern site, later in the day for a couple of hours on most days. Early in the breeding season there were a lot of Least Terns using the Venice site that I monitor, but...

Restoring Habitat

This week I started assisting with habitat restoration at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Park. I joined some L.A. Audubon interns and together we pulled weeds and watered some of the native plants they have planted earlier in the year. Most...

L.A. Audubon Summer Camp at Leo Politi

This has been one of my favorite weeks this year. I had the opportunity to assist with a summer camp that had campers between the ages of eleven and thirteen. The camp lasted four days and we had a field trip every day. On each...

San Diego Least Terns

This week I made another trip to San Diego to assist with putting geo-locators on Least Terns again. The procedure was the same. We got in the truck, rode along as we looked for nesting terns that did not have geo-locators on them yet, and...

A Successful Tern Colony

This week I was able to visit a successful Least Tern colony in San Diego. I assisted with putting geo-locators on Least Terns. I learned about the requirements for the terns to be eligible to be fitted with a geo-locator and the process of catching...