HRBT Seabird Conservation: 2010

First pair of sandwich terns are observed nesting on South Island. Sandwich terns typically nest amongst royal terns and soon South Island became the species primary breeding site in the Commonwealth. Virginia and Maryland represents the northern extent of the sandwich tern breeding range; thus, their numbers fluctuate widely between years and has yet to exceed 400 breeding pairs in Virginia.

  • July 12, 2021