It is spring here on the River and Save The River has been busy preparing for the return of the Common Tern to the River. This small water bird is a New York State threatened species and has needed a little help over the years to keep populations healthy on the St. Lawrence River.
Save The River volunteers along with project partners the Thousand Islands Land Trust and Dr. Lee Harper of the Massena Bird Observatory recently erected exclusion grids on two shoals on the River to protect these birds from harassment from gulls and other water birds.
To read more about this project check out a recent article in the Watertown Daily Times.
To learn more about Save The River’s Common Tern Monitoring Program visit our Common Tern webpage.