BIRDING: Speaker to talk about terns in Puget Sound

March 9, 2014 

Writer and photographer Joe Meche will present “Caspian Terns in Puget Sound” during the March 20 meeting of the Tahoma Audubon Society.

In 2010, more than 3,000 Caspian terns nested on the Bellingham waterfront, just two blocks from downtown. From this colony, more than 1,000 chicks were hatched. Meche monitored the colony for 41/2 months and participated in the banding of more than 250 4- to 5-week old chicks.

Meche has lived in Bellingham for 37 years. He is a past president of the North Cascades Audubon Society.

The public is invited to the group’s membership meeting and program at the Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, from 7:30-9 p.m. Doors open at 7. For more information, go to

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