Blog Archive: Terns

Birdorable Common Tern

The Adorable Common Tern

February 28th, 2009 in Terns 1 comment
Common Tern

Doesn't this Common Tern have the cutest tiny feet? We took this picture at Starrevaart, a bird sanctuary near The Hague in the Netherlands. Every spring during breeding time there was a small island full with these guys right next to a bird hide. It was great to visit the hide and see the terns busy feeding their young and hunting for fish. The island was overcrowded with terns and they sure made a lot of noise. They have small feet but big mouths. ;) Fun Fact: This bird drinks its water while flying, gliding over the surface and dipping its bill several times into the salt water. Like many seabirds, Common Terns have nasal glands that extract the salt. Pretty neat, he? Check out our cute Birdorable terns and gulls.

Birdorable Whiskered Tern

One Good Tern Deserves Another

July 20th, 2007 in New Birds, New Designs, Terns 1 comment

Terns are seabirds with worldwide distribution. This design features nine different Terns that live across the United States and Europe. They are:

Great gifts here for birders and Tern fans. There are two designs featuring the nine Birdorable Terns: Nine Birdorable Terns (see below) and Know Your Terns.