California Least tern

A white bird with a black band around its eyes sits in the sand among yellow flowers

California Least tern

Naval Base Ventura County has recently incorporated unmanned aerial systems technology to survey annual nesting activity of federally listed California least terns, which was previously labor-intensive footwork for biologists. Naval Base Ventura County has one of the largest colonies of California least terns in the state.
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Mark Pavelka/USFWS
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