Fairy Tern fish exchange


The Coorong’s Fairy Terns (Sterna nereis) have declined significantly in the past few years, with less than 200 remaining. The young birds are fed small fish from the shallow waters where they are bred. These terns will cease to exist if we don’t manage the inflows from the River Murray to the Coorong.

Coorong, South Australia

Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens + Canon EF1.4 extender, 1/4000, f5.6, ISO 400 at 560mm; tripod

Status: The Fairy Tern is listed as Endangered in South Australia.

by Michele Sawyer, South Australia