Tern Sound Recordings Redding CA

Local resource for tern sound recordings in Redding, CA. 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.

Train Depot
(916) 243-1360
2334 Railroad Avenue
Redding, CA
 
All Around RC & Hobbies
(530) 222-5679
1620 E Cypress Ave # 2
Redding, CA
 
Redding Rc And Hobby
(530) 241-2375
7400 State Highway 273 Ste A
Redding, CA

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PetSmart
(530) 223-1890
1336 Hilltop Dr
Redding, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Lucky Dog Pet Grooming
(530) 244-1579
2665 Bechelli Ln
Redding, CA
 
Redding RC & Hobby
(530) 241-2375
7400 Hwy 273 Suite A
Redding, CA
 
Hobby Masters
(530) 365-6900
3737 Meadow View Dr.
Redding, CA
 
PETCO
(530) 226-1200
1603 East Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA
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: 9:00am-7:00pm

Country Aire Pet Resort
(800) 338-8867
State Highway 299 E And Kern Dr
Redding, CA
 
PETCO
(530) 226-1200
1603 Hilltop Dr
Redding, CA
 
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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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