Tern Sound Recordings Eau Claire WI

Local resource for tern sound recordings in Eau Claire, WI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to tern sound recordings, tern song recordings, and tern bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting terns, tern feeders, tern types, and tern descriptions.

Hobby Junction of Eau Claire
(716) 832-4445
1723 Western Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Store Type
Full Service Hobby Shop

Chippewa RC Hobby, LLC
(715) 723-4421
33 W. Spring Street
Chippewa Falls, WI
 
PETCO
(715) 832-0200
3731 Gateway
Eau Claire, WI
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Pet-Pourri
(715) 514-2177
3425 E Hamilton Ave
Eau Claire, WI

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Chippewa Valley Growers Inc
(715) 839-8448
7825 Prill Rd
Eau Claire, WI
Products / Services
Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Container Gardening, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Herbs, Houseplants, Perennials, Plants, Potted Flowering Plants, Seed, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed, Wreaths

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Bob's Hobby Junction
(715) 832-4445
3621 East Hamilton
Eau Claire, WI
 
PetSmart
(715) 831-1532
4142 Commonwealth Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Dazzle Pet Grooming
(715) 855-9292
S6481 State Road 37
Eau Claire, WI
Products
Pet Grooming
Hours
9am to 9pm

Festival Foods -eau Claire
(715) 838-1000
3007 Mall Dr
Eau Claire, WI
Products / Services
Vegetables

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Klinger Farm Market Inc
(715) 288-6348
12756 132nd St
Chippewa Falls, WI

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Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Photo by Jim McCormac.

Listen to a Caspian tern.

What to Look and Listen For

The gull-sized Caspian tern is no wallflower, and as befits its character, the bird is not shy about shouting out to the world. Around water bodies, listen for a harsh croaking yip a bit reminiscent of an upset terrier, sometimes stretched to a longer, drawn-out jee-arrrr!. Melodic these are not. The carrying power of Caspian tern calls is impressive, and you'll often hear the bird before you see it. Look in the direction of the raucous calls, and before long you'll see a bird with somewhat labored rowing strokes, looking every bit the match of a ring-billed gull in the size department. The black cap and downward-pointing, large red bill will soon become obvious.

When and Where to Look

Given how widely distributed and common Caspian terns are in North America, you generally don't have to go far to see them. Many breeding colonies are well known, and if you visit one that is viewable, you'll be assured hours of fascinating tern-watching. Migrants can turn up anywhere, especially east of the Mississippi River, and can be expected along any large river or lake. Harbors and shorelines along the Great Lakes are especially good places to find migrants.

The migratory peaks across much of North America tend to be April and May, and August and September. Many southbound adults are closely attended by juveniles, which are evident by their scalloped brownish back.

Caspian terns are common in winter along southern U.S. coasts, and it is an educational experience to see them loafing in mixed flocks with other tern species. Florida, Texas, and southern California offer wintertime birders plenty of Caspians.

Feeding Behavior

Watching Caspian terns feed is always entertaining. Like black-and-white avian kamikazes, they barrel into the water from as high as 90 feet, but usually from much lower. Hunting terns tend to trace languid circles, carefully...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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