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Alameda National Wildlife Refuge

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The most successful least tern nesting colony in California thrives on what remains of an old runway at this former ...

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Alameda Terns Finally Get A Refuge

July 01, 2012 by Aleta George

After years of discussion, agitation, and debate, a final deal is in the works to make a permanent Alameda Wildlife Refuge for the endangered California least terns that nest on a former naval base.

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Least Tern Return

May 20, 2009 by Jody Zaitlin

Every spring California least terns return to the Bay Area to breed. These endangered birds, and other terns, have a remarkable hunting style: Drop quickly, and crash head-first into the water. Don't try that at home!

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Least Terns at Alameda Naval Air Station

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

In late spring, a thumb-size least tern chick emerges from its egg on Alameda Point. The chick’s eyes are open ...

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