There’s a new White Tern Webcam up at the Iolani School. The egg hatched on the morning of Saturday, June 14! You can watch the chick and its parents at https://m.twitch.tv/iolaniwhitetern. If you're lucky, you will get to see the parents feed the chick!
It's getting late in the white tern breeding season but there are still several active nesting spots in the downtown Honolulu area, so we're scheduling another in our series of Third Saturday Bird Walks for July 21. We’ll meet at 9:30 in the grove of Kukui trees on the Diamond Head side of Richards Street, near the intersection with Hotel Street (see photo). The walk will include stops at several of the trees in the downtown Honolulu area where white terns are currently tending eggs or chicks and will end at about 11:00.
At 11:00, after the walk, we’ll provide a brief orientation session for anyone interested in learning how to monitor white tern nests and submit reports on their observations. The orientation will also take place in the grove of Kukuis on Richards Street.
Please RSVP by texting 808-379-7555 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you’ll be attending the orientation session or the tern walk. Feel free to bring your camera as there should be opportunities to get some great photos!
Mahalo to Shalane Sambor for sharing an article she wrote that is soon to be published in The Arcadian newsletter chronicling her observations of a white tern chick that fledged from a tree on the grounds of the Arcadia Retirement Residence this spring. And mahalo to the staff at Arcadia for the care and concern they show for the terns nesting there!
Click here to read A Tern Tale - From Fledgling to Flight