Arctic Tern

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The Arctic Tern completes annual epic migrations from pole to pole covering at least 40,000 km on their round-trip journeys. They breed throughout Arctic Alaska from boreal to tundra habitats and have their highest nesting densities inland (Lensink 1984). Arctic Terns typically choose nest sites on open ground near water and often on small islands in ponds and lakes (Hatch 2002). Arctic terns consume a wide variety of fish and invertebrate prey, fish are particularly important during the breeding season for feeding young (Hatch 2002). This species spends their winters (austral summers) in offshore waters near Antarctica (Hatch 2002). Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain population estimates from 2011 range from 7-12,000 (Larned et al. 2012).

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Metadata Date 2019-09-09T00:56:03-08:00
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) August 15, 2013 (lastUpdate), February 26, 2013 (publication)
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Metadata Date 2019-09-09T00:56:03-08:00
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) August 15, 2013 (lastUpdate), February 26, 2013 (publication)
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