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Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)

In the west, the preferred winter habitat for the Forster's Tern is freshwater marshes, but eastern migrators prefer salt marshes. This tern is found year-round in the bay area.

(Sources: The Sibley Guide to Birds, David Allen Sibley, Knopf, 2000, Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

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