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Whales spouted, dolphins broke the water, pelicans skimmed, terns dove, and sea lions spun all around me.
Harsen’s Island is home to one of the state’s largest colonies of black terns – a species of special concern in Michigan.
Caspian terns and cormorants soared overhead, patrolling the lagoons.
The Gulf Coast nonprofit complained to state wildlife officials, which prompted a federal investigation based on photos showing Wenzel grabbing a pelican and tern.
A 2016 bird count tallied multiple species of herons, cormorants, pelicans, hawks, plover, gnatcatchers, quail, and terns, among others.
This estuary and the immediate Pacific is also where many of these juveniles die, eaten by predators such as Caspian terns or killed by the cumulative effects of the wearying journey downriver.
A tern — one of many seabirds common to the marshes the group was touring in Masonville Cove.
Along with the tern, the teachers saw the abundance of birds that have made Masonville a popular spot for birdwatchers.
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