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Photo Caption: NYPA's Common Tern Nesting Sites

May 26, 2009

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There have been quick results to the New York Power Authority’s recent efforts to create additional nesting habitat for Common Tern at two locations within Buffalo Harbor. In less than a month, the Common Tern, a threatened species in New York, have built nearly 300 nests on newly provided nesting sites. The nesting surface at each site was created by adding pea gravel, installing fencing and constructing small shelters to protect the flightless chicks throughout the summer. The work results from the success the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation had with similar nesting habitats in the area. Read related press release on habitat construction.

Photo Credit:  NYPA 

For more information, please contact: Paul DeMichele, 914-390-8186.

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