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Terns

Terns are a group of birds known for their arrival on the coast in the summer months, they breed on shingle/sandy beaches where their colonies are often protected with fencing. Terns are often recognised from their behaviour, they can be spotted diving into shallow coastal waters for small fish. Easily mistaken for gulls, terns have a more skinny, elegant appearance.

Bird Aware aren't funded to focus on these birds as currently other projects exist to safeguard them. Whilst our focus is on winter birds, following our messaging will be to the benefit of all coastal birds.