06/07/2010 Swift Tern rediscovered breeding in Kubbar Island, the last breeding record in the Island was in 1987

In a follow up visit to Kubbar Island, OSK members discovered three pairs of Swift Terns on a nest with one egg amongst the breeding colony of Lesser Crested Tern. Another four pairs of Swift Terns were displaying courtship behavior. The last breeding record in Kubbar Island was in 1987. We did suspect them breeding last year in Kubbar Island when we saw two pairs on 23/06/2010 but couldn’t be sure because we didn’t see any nest or chicks.

Swift Tern Sterna bergii