ROYAL TERN NESTING ATTEMPTS IN CALIFORNIA: ISOLATED OR SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS?

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Science Article 4

abstract

Only four nesting attempts are known for the Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) in California, all at the San Diego Bay salt evaporating ponds. This paper describes t e two most recent nesting attempts in detail and discusses all four attempts in terms of coincidental events in California fish stocks of the close inshore area.

FRED C. SCHAFFNER, Western Birds 16:71-80. 1985

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