Orange Audubon Society

program

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gull and Tern Identifications

by Michael Brothers

Forster's Tern Sterna Forsteri Photo by Milton Heiberg      

 

While raucous Laughing Gulls are the only gulls that breed in Florida, many more species are here in migration or for the winter. However, identifying gulls may be challenging due to different plumages at different life stages. Relatives of gulls, the terns, have a handful of species breeding in our area, all facing challenges in finding safe breeding locations. Many additional species are here in migration and winter.

Orange Audubon Society is fortunate to host Michael Brothers, a gull and tern expert, for its October 20th program. Michael is Director of the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet and leads pelagic birding expeditions off Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the Florida Ornithological Society Records Com-mittee and is the Florida regional editor of the journal North American Birds. Michael illustrates his talks with great photos. Bring your mystery gull or tern photos and all your natural history questions for Michael and prepare for a fascinating program.

Orange Audubon Societies programs are free and no reservations are necessary. Programs are held in the Camellia Room of Leu Gardens,1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando (for directions, visit http://www.leugardens.org/plan/directions.htm).


See the Winners of

Orange Audubon Society's

2016 (28th Annual)

Kit and Sidney Chertok

Nature Photography Contest

Click here to see

The 2016 winners


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at Orlando Wetlands Park

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