How you can make a difference for little terns
Every summer, teams of volunteer little tern wardens support little terns by monitoring the beaches at sites around the UK where these special birds make their homes.
If you would like to help, we are still seeking further funding as we seek to extend the influence of the project to other sites and to carry out more conservation.
Report a sighting
Have you seen a little tern? Please let us have your sighting record and help us know more about sites they are using.
"In my first year as a Shorebird Warden working for Natural England on the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and as a complete novice, I found the whole experience extremely rewarding.
It was a real privilege to be able to work alongside highly experienced professionals who were able to educate me on the Little Tern and Ringed Plover as well as the Flora and Fauna that can be found along the Northumberland Coast.
I was awestruck by the little terns dogged determination to succeed in the face of adversity - it is truly remarkable and inspiring when you see the first fledglings take to the air. Like a surrogate parent watching from the side-lines it filled me with a great deal of pride knowing that I had contributed to that success.
I hope to be back next year."
Andy Pigg – Northumberland Coast