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A 2016 bird count tallied multiple species of herons, cormorants, pelicans, hawks, plover, gnatcatchers, quail, and terns, among others.
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.
The spike in the numbers of hawks, sparrows, robins, terns, and other songbirds and shorebirds — and a few rare species — is being driven by northwest winds and a pattern of cold fronts that have emerged along the East Coast over the past month.
Lighter, more buoyant flyers like terns, will stay with the storm longer.
The island is a nesting site for rare species of petrels, shearwaters and terns.
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