least tern


At approximately 9 inches, the least tern is the smallest tern that is found in the Chesapeake Bay. Identifying features of this species include its small size, yellow bill, and black and white head.

One of the few breeding areas in the Chesapeake Bay is on Popular Island, where least terns are found among colonies of common terns and other aquatic birds.


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Aquatic Birds

Gulls and Terns