What we're looking for
The little tern is one of the UK's rarest seabirds and has suffered chronic declines over the past 25 years. While some populations have stabilised thanks to intensive management at sites around the UK, they are under more pressure now than ever before due to increased beach use, habitat loss and predation. East Anglia is a stronghold for the species, holding 50% of the UK's breeding population during the summer months. The wide beaches are perfect for the terns but are also very popular with tourists and locals alike, and this puts huge pressure on the easily disturbed birds. We need your help to engage people and raise awareness of the threats little terns face; to prevent disturbance, monitor nest productivity, record predator activity and assist with the day to day protection of these important colonies.