The breeding tern of the Southern Ocean that nests in noisy colonies
Our Expert Says… "Be careful around nesting terns - to protect their nests they will dive-bomb you and can draw blood with their beaks. Another tactic they use is to poop on you from a height. You've been warned!"
The Antarctic tern breeds throughout southern oceans islands and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Unlike northern hemisphere terns, the Antarctic tern only migrates locally, although it does have a very large range.
Pictures of Antarctic Tern
Highlights where the Antarctic Tern can be seen
Danco Island, Errera Channel
Port Charcot, Booth Island
D’Hainaut Island, Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island
Georges Point, Rongé Island
Half Moon Island
Northeast beach of Ardley Island
Our trips to spot the Antarctic Tern