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19th April 2019 | Today's High Tides | 00:51 - 5.06m | 13:19 - 5.36m | Full Tide Tables

Have you seen this bird?

Please report your sightings

One of the UK's rarest seabirds, little terns arrive back on UK shores in April and May, where they breed on sand and shingle beaches and small islands.  This delightful, starling-sized seabird, with its distinctive yellow beak is suffering the effects of climate change and human disturbance.

Out on the boat?

Little terns feed on small fish close inshore, so you may see them when out sailing.

On a beach?

When nesting, little terns are very sensitive to disurbance.  If you discover any, please stay clear and let us know.

What information we need:

  • Date and Time
  • Number of birds
  • Location

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Little Terns

Image of a Little Tern