Yakutat’s tern festival in sound and pictures
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Birders, biologists, carvers and kids gathered in Yakutat May 30th to June 2nd for the northern Southeast community’s annual tern festival.
The event included lectures, field trips, art classes for kids, a live raptor show, fund-raising meals, Tlingit oratory and a performance from the Mount Saint Elias Dancers.
Here’s an audio post card of the event, which celebrates the return of one variety, the Aleutian tern.
Five Aleutian terns sit on a protected beach on Yakutat’s Black Sand Spit, a nesting area. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News.
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