Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) is one of six species of crested tern. Spotted here in Punta Gorda the slender black bill with yellow tip. I suspect this is one of the southern and Caribbean subspecies, Sterna sanvicensis acuflavida. Although not uncommon and of least concern, I rarely see them among the SW Florida terns.   […]

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Video: Pelican Dreams

What’s it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Filmmaker Judy Irving (“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”) follows a wayward California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. […]

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