Terns in the Best of the Web Directory


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Terns are Seabirds, related to Gulls, Skimmers, and Noddys. This category offers information for kids and teens on these birds.

Details include classification, physical characteristics, diet and feeding habits, distribution, habitat, social structure, nesting and mating behavior, threats, status, and conservation.
  • Alaska Fish and Game: Terns

    Illustrated article lists appearance, breeding range, and migration of various species. Gives general description, life history, feeding, behavior, and populations.

  • Animal Diversity Web: Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

    Looks at images, range, habitat, classification, physical and reproductive features, behavior, seasonal diets, State of Michigan listing, and other names.

  • ARKive.org: Roseate Tern (Sterna dougalli)

    Facts include status, source of name, appearance, sound, range, nest sites, diet, brood size, threats, and conservation efforts.

  • Black-fronted Tern (Sterna albostriata)

    From ARKive.org, looks at classification, size, status, range, habitat, appearance, behavior, threats, and conservation. Offers pictures.

  • Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)

    Overview from University of Michigan ADW includes photographs, regions, biomes, size and appearance, mating and parenting, activity, diet, predation, and population estimates.

  • Monterey Bay: Terns (Sternidae)

    Reviews appearance, size, range, habitat, nesting, taxon variations, migration, breeding behavior, and pictures for groups and species.

  • USGS: Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)

    Information includes appearance, plumage differences with images, similar species, habitat, breeding, diet, range maps, sound file, and taxonomy.

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