What we're looking for
The Little Tern is one of the UK's rarest seabirds and has suffered chronic decline over the past 25 years. While populations have stabilised around the UK thanks to protections projects such as this, they are under more pressure now than ever before due to increased beach use, climate change, habitat loss and predation. Norfolk is a stronghold for Little terns, holding 30% of the UK's breeding population during the summer months, and the numbers in the East Norfolk area make up one of the largest and most important colonies in the UK. 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. This is where we need your help to continue to protect this iconic species and raise awareness with the public about the project and how everyone can do their bit to help protect these important colonies. From taking part in bird surveys and predator monitoring, to manning the watch point and talking to the public about the importance of the project and what they can do to help and prevent disturbance to the nests.