Archive for 'Sternidae'

Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

There are many hotels very close to the nature reserve in Paracas, and here you will see many birds close to the hotels. As there are no trees here, many like to perch on the poles set up by humans. These terns rest right outside the DoubleTree Resort where I stayed 2 nights.

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

The entire coastline of Peru is a desert, but the cold and nutrient rich ocean is rich with fish due to the cold Humbolt Current. Thus the coast was once teaming with sea birds like these royal terns. Due to human activities the marine birds have become fewer and farther between, and breeding grounds previously […]

Inca Tern (Larosterna inca)

In the harbor and waters around the fishing village of Pucusana in Peru I found lots of inca terns, and some places they were so tame that I could walk among them without disturbing them – other than that they walked a few paces in another direction. Some had chicks, and still they behave very […]

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)

Juveniles waiting for more free food, but are likely not getting much as they are old and strong enough to fly and get their own food. Soon the land they stand on will be submerged anyway and they will have to move on.