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June is chick time for the royal tern - The Galveston County Daily News: Outdoors

July 28, 2016

June is chick time for the royal tern

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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:04 pm

The Royal Tern is one of our more common local sea-birds, distinguishable by its bright orange bill and black head-cap. Texas is the most southern area of the tern's breeding grounds. June is when their chicks hatch. In the winter, the tern migrates as far as Argentina in order to find warmth.