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Least tern survival hinges on a handful of big river sand islands.

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Least Tern

Sternula antillarum
Originally, this water bird lived on islands, beaches and sandbars in big rivers, but as these areas have become rare, least terns have been forced to “make do” with dredge islands, dikefields, sandpits and gravel roads atop levees. Because of their habitat loss, they are now endangered.

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