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Photo and Caption: Record-Breaking Numbers For Nesting Terns Highlight Success Of NY Power Authority Relicensing Project In Buffalo Harbor

Driftwood Shelters

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A recent monitoring report documented the success of nesting enhancements for the common tern installed through the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Common Tern Habitat Improvement Project Buffalo Harbor which built on earlier efforts undertaken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Seen here are common terns in the new nesting areas that features pea-sized gravel held in containment frame is topped with a seasonally-installed plastic mesh fence.   Driftwood and plywood shelters were added to the nesting area to provide structures and shade for the terns during nesting.  These features also created distinct areas to limit the amount of wandering done by the tern chicks.

Photo of Tern chicks

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A recent monitoring report documented the success of nesting enhancements for the common tern installed through the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Common Tern Habitat Improvement Project Buffalo Harbor which built on earlier efforts undertaken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Seen here are common tern chicks and eggs in the new nesting areas that feature plywood shelters to provide structures and shade to protect the terns during the nesting season. 

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