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Small, but Mighty

From the Boulder Berm Live Cam you can view wide angles of the graceful terns in flight as well as close-ups of the tiny tern chicks in the nest!

“After the chicks hatch, they are covered with down and can move about some, but stay near the nest. The parents go off to the ocean to collect fish and bring the fish back to the chicks. The chicks swallow the fish whole!”

If you want to know what a hungry chick sounds like – click on this audio to hear a tern chick “begging call.” They really keep their parents on point! Read more at Audubon’s Puffin Project and find out more about the Tern Census from our Audubon Bird Cam Blog.