|Appearance||The elegant tern is a large waterbird about 15 – 17″ long. They’re pale gray with medium gray wings, a ragged black crest, a long, thin, pointed orange bill, and black legs.|
|Feeder Food||Does not visit feeders.|
|Habitat||Beaches and sandy islands along the west coast from Oregon south to South America.|
|Nesting||The elegant tern nests on the ground along the beach. Both parents build the nest using shells, pebbles, sand, and other objects found. |
Clutch: 1-2 eggs/brood
Egg color: White to pale pink and spotted.
Incubation: 26 days on average