Tern Sound Recordings Paterson NJ

Local resource for tern sound recordings in Paterson, NJ. 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.

Nutley Sportscards & Hobbies
(973) 667-6737
261 Franklin Ave # B
Nutley, NJ
 
Lina Hobby Land Of Gifts Ltd
(212) 568-3670
4271 Broadway
New York, NY
 
Brownies Hobbies
(718) 727-2194
124 Bennett St
Staten Island, NY
 
Maj's Hobby Store
(201) 820-1347
383 Market St Bldg D
Saddle Brook, NJ
 
Crispy Critters Hobby Shop
(973) 790-3800
157 Union Boulevard
Totowa, NJ
 
Hobby Land Of Gifts
(212) 568-3979
4271 Broadway
New York, NY
 
Millburn Train & Hobby Center
(973) 379-4242
156 Main St
Millburn, NJ
 
Hobby Heaven Inc
(908) 272-7660
16 N Union Ave
Cranford, NJ
 
Uncle Dave's Brass Model Trains
(201) 471-3607
1035 Route 46 East
Clifton, NJ
 
E.M.C. Tracks & Trains
(201) 628-4838
1235 A. Rt. 23 South
Wayne, NJ
 

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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