Story: Gulls, terns and skuas

Fighting for the fairy tern

This 2009 news item reported on Department of Conservation (DoC) efforts to bring the fairy tern back from the brink of extinction. That year DoC staff monitored a nesting site at Waipū Beach, Northland, where eventually two chicks hatched.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Caspian and fairy terns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015