Conservation and Restoration
- Category: Conservation and Restoration
Welcome to the California Least Tern conservation page.
The California Least Tern is an endangered migratory bird. In Los Angeles County, it returns to only two breeding colonies, one at Venice Beach and one at the Port of Los Angeles. In the past few years, it has also been making appearances at Malibu Lagoon State Beach as well. Los Angeles Audubon works with project biologists studying the tern colony in Venice and the California Department of Fish & Game, coordinating a community-based science monitoring program during the nesting season. This project also provides the general public with opportunities to participate in habitat restoration prior to the birds’ return in April.
For the 2015 and 2016 field seasons, we wish to thank the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for their generous financial support.
Get all the tern colony details here! Click on a link below to download a pdf version of a comprehensive report...
Visit the tern colony in the summer, and this is who you might see!
Dorsey High School EcoClub visits the tern colony!