Many, many, MANY thanks to Leah Kerschner and her Kupu sponsor for all the white tern breeding survey work she has done over the past couple of months! Yesterday was the last day of her Kupu sponsored internship with DLNR/DOFAW and the map shows the more than 150 trees where Leah documented our Manu o Ku tending either an egg or a chick. Most of these trees now have blue "tern tape" on them to make them easier to spot. We now need help to monitor these trees so we can track the progress of the egg or chick and to remove the blue ribbon when the chick fledges. You can download the below file to your computer or mobile device to find the trees and to submit your observations. We'll be offering online training soon on how to use the "app" to do White Tern Citizen Science. Watch this space for more information on that. In the meantime you can use the map and the app to find and enjoy watching nesting terns, something we are uniquely fortunate in being able to do. And Mahalo Nui to Leah for all her hard work!
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