Aleutian Tern Population Estimates

The Aleutian Tern is an uncommon seabird that annually migrates between nesting areas in coastal areas of Alaska and wintering grounds in Polynesia, Thailand, and Korea. WEST participated in a joint study with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Alaska, Audubon, and the U.S. Forest Service to conduct tern population estimates in southern Alaska via drone-based aerial imagery and computer-assisted photo recognition routine. #WEST30Years