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General News · 19th June 2014
Lynne Jordan, Cortes Museum
We have exciting news from Mike Moore aboard Misty Isles: He has spotted a pair of nesting Arctic turns on a rocky island. They normally breed south of the Arctic coast to the Aleutians in south Alaska, sometimes nest in the Great Slave Lake area. The nest itself is in a depression on the island. This particular island is a nesting ground for many Oystercatchers.

Bird scientists all along the coast are taking note of this unusual southern nesting.

Attached are 3 photos of the Arctic terns taken by Mike Yip while cruising aboard Misty Isles with Mike Moore.

Keeping you informed,
Cortes Island Museum

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