If you’ve been wanting to photograph nesting white terns but didn’t know where to find them, join us this Saturday morning (April 28) at 9:00 at the Royal Hawaiian in the heart of Waikiki. There are now several active nesting spots offering exceptional photographic opportunities within minutes of each other including terns incubating eggs and tending chicks at various stages of development. We’ll meet at the diamond end of the lawn at the Royal Hawaiian (at the red X on the map snippet) near the huge banyan tree. I’ll give the group a quick walking tour of the locations and then leave you to pick where you’d like to spend your time getting those shots of nesting terns you’ve been waiting for.
Due to the typically heavy pedestrian traffic where we will be, I suggest that you don’t bring tripods for this photo shoot. Most of the nesting spots are so close that you should be able to get great results shooting handheld.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text (808) 379-7555.
Attention photographers! We have added a new map to whiteterns.org that displays the location of trees with nesting spots that offer particularly good White Tern photography opportunities! Click here to view the new map and find a photographic tern near you!
Want to go see some White Terns but donʻt know where to look? Are you out and about and wondering if there are any White Terns nesting nearby? Weʻre developing an app for that and the first version is ready for beta testing. All that you need is a computer, smartphone or a tablet with Google Earth installed and a connection to the internet. Weʻre looking for volunteers to help us test this new capability on a variety of platforms and if youʻd like to help out email me at email@example.com.
Congratulations to UH Mānoa for being recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The campus received this honor for its "commitment to effective urban forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals". The Hui would like to thank UH Mānoa for its efforts in keeping the campus a favorable place for White Terns. The Hui, with the help of our many citizen scientists, have documented 99 trees on campus that have hosted nesting terns! This is one of the most densely populated areas for White Terns on Oahu.
If you are a student, faculty member, or someone who spends time on the UH Mānoa campus, you too can help us monitor White Terns on campus. You can visit our Citizen Science page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit observations of nesting White Terns. You can see all of the trees where we have documented nesting White Terns on campus by visiting our manu-o-Kū Breeding Range Map, or you can see all active nest sites on campus by visiting our Active Nest Map.
To learn more about UH Mānoa's recognition as a Tree Campus USA, click here.