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A new generation: Chinese Crested Tern in South Korea © Yunkyoung Lee

Asia’s rarest seabird could be easier to spot in...

Wed, 28/11/2018
Researchers celebrate breeding success in South Korea for the Chinese Crested Tern – a bird once thought extinct. Decoy model birds have helped bolster the new colony, and the species has been spotted in Japan for the first time.
Two adult and two juvenile Chinese Crested Tern spotted at Qingdao in August 2016, by Yu Tao

A tern for the better

Fri, 06/01/2017
Asia’s rarest seabird has been discovered breeding in the Korean Peninsula. This new stronghold could help the Chinese Crested Tern bounce back from near-extinction.
New hope for recovery of Critically Endangered seabird thanks to successful restoration project and team's dedication. Photos: Simba Chan

Brave efforts pay off in doubly-successful...

Thu, 13/08/2015
Breeding success of one of world's rarest birds broke records thanks to team's successful restoration project and dedicated monitoring of colony including during super-typhoon...
Great Crested Terns attracted to Tiedun Dao, July 25th 2013. © Ding Peng

China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony...

Fri, 04/10/2013
This summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established a new Chinese Crested Tern colony in the Jiushan Islands.

Restoring a breeding colony for Chinese Crested...

Thu, 21/03/2013
A new ambitious project plans to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern probably the world’s most threatened seabird.

China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in...

Thu, 30/12/2010
A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photographed in Pulau Lusaolate, north Seram, Indonesia, representing the first record of the species outside the breeding season for over 70 years.