HRBT Seabird Conservation: 2006

Additional avian management measures developed by a partnership consisting of Ruth Beck, VDOT, the DWR, and the USDA Wildlife Services, are implemented to: (1) contain flightless young by installing barriers around all nesting areas and (2) manage gull breeding activity on South island. This year also marks the arrival of six royal tern breeding pairs on the island. Over the next several years, their numbers grew to well over 3,000 pairs or over 80% of the Commonwealth’s royal tern breeding population. Royal terns are a Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

  • July 12, 2021