Forster's Tern

Sterna forsteri
Forster's Tern specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A rare breeder and common fall migrant in this area, found in and around salt marshes. Nests from late April to late June. The Forster's Tern has white edging on the outer tail feathers, while the Common Tern has gray.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the young bird on the right.
Collected By: Biol Survey/Frederick C Lincoln
Locality: Hains Point, DC
Sex: Male, Immature
Catalog ID: 310605