The Isles of Shoals Tern Colony Lecture, Nov. 1

Jennifer Seavey presents a lecture on “The Isles of Shoals Tern Colony,” Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building. This free event is open to the public.

The NH portion of the Isles of Shoals is the most significant for the tern colony on Seavey Island, which was reestablished by a partnership between New Hampshire Audubon and New Hampshire Fish and Game in 1997. The colony currently supports roughly 2,500 pairs of Common Terns and 40+ Roseate Terns, as well as a small number of Arctic Terns.

The islands are also the only known breeding site in NH for Double-Crested Cormorants, Black Guillemots, and Common Eiders. Large numbers of Eiders and Purple Sandpipers winter there. During migration, the islands provide valuable stopover habitat to numerous songbirds.

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