Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Least Tern!

Yesterday around 5 p.m. a Least Tern was reported at Lakeside Park in Tucson.  Luckily I checked my email a few minutes later to see the report.  I jumped up and told Gaby, "Gotta go, great bird" and raced out of the house.

I've birded in San Diego dozens of times without seeing a Least Tern and one shows up less than 9 miles from my house!  They're a rare spring transient in Southeast Arizona.  It's my second lifer in four days.  Thanks to Peter Collins for getting the word out on the rare bird alert.

Least Tern- a fantastic bird for Pima County
CERange Map for Least Tern


  1. That Least is the greatest. Nice work Jeremy!

    1. Thanks Laurence, it is pretty darn great.