Tern Sound Recordings Grand Junction CO

Local resource for tern sound recordings in Grand Junction, CO. 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 Hut Models
(970) 242-8761
811 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
 
Hobby Hut Models
(970) 242-8761
811 N. 12th
Grand Junction, CO
 
Hobby Hut
(970) 242-8761
811 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
His 'n' Hers Model Trains
(303) 245-5504
2692 U.S. Highway 50 Suite K
Grand Junction, CO
 
Country At Heart
(970) 243-5001
838 N 1st St
Grand Junction, CO

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High Desert Race Place & RC Hobbies
(970) 255-1499
2892 North Avenue Unit C
Grand Junction, CO
 
Depot Trains & Porcelain Dolls
(970) 245-5504
201 South Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Lobo Mountain Trains & Hobbies
(970) 256-7222
507 30 Rd. Unit 1B
Grand Junction, CO
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Tatman R/C & Hobbies
(970) 243-8044
2692 Highway 50, Suite Q
Grand Junction, CO
 
PETCO
(970) 241-8340
2464 US Highway 6
Grand Junction, CO
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

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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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