The longer days have triggered the seasonal return of California least terns to their nesting grounds at Alameda Point. Hovering above the Bay like little kites, their acrobatics end in headlong dives for fresh fish. Once on the brink of extinction, their population has been rebounding with the protection of their nesting grounds all along the California coast, with Alameda Point having the largest nesting colony in Northern California. Find out more in my KQED QUEST blog.
To register for a space on one of the June 16 EBRPD tours of the least tern colony, visit www.EBparksOnline.org or call (888) 327-2757.