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Other Visitors While the little terns may not have shown up in force, there is still plenty to see down here at The Haven. We have had some fantastic wildlife sightings here over the last couple of weeks, it is a privilege to be able to spend so much time in such a...

Update 13/06/2016 The little terns arrive (in very low numbers)

The terns have finally arrived albeit in very low numbers and are finally starting to spend full days in the area. Up until about three or four days ago, we were getting sightings of about 6 little terns arriving in the morning and staying through the high tide before...

Update 5/6/2016

So another week has gone by and we are still waiting for our little terns to come back and nest. Much thought is now going in to asking the question, why haven’t they turned up yet? One idea is that continuous strong easterly winds over the migration route could...

Update 1st June

Wardening of the little tern nesting area at Baltray Bay began on the 24th May.  We have had a very slow start to the breeding season here, with 18 terns observed in the area on one day being the highest count. Unfortunately we are still waiting our first nest but we...

Welcome to Kevin and Shane!

Kevin and Shane will be our little tern wardens this year. Shane Somers graduated from TCD in 2015 with a 2.1 in zoology. He has travelled to Madagascar for 6 weeks to carry out fieldwork for his dissertation in the summer of 2014, where he studied leaf-tailed geckos...