Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) by Tamara Clark

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The common tern migrates from as far south as Brazil to as far north as Nova Scotia, often returning to the same site to breed. Pairs will commonly mate for life, and the two will share responsibilities including incubation, feeding and guarding of the nest.

“The dedication of these terns to their nests is inspiring, and not less so because of their unconscious dependence on the weather. They pivot on its power and forbearance. A tern sitting on its nest centers the year.”

—John Hay, The Bird of Light

Tamara Clark is a natural science illustrator currently living in Hampshire, England, where she is enjoying illustrating the local flora and fauna. She recently relocated from Cape Cod, MA where she sold images of coastal species in galleries and markets and freelanced in illustration and design. Her clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the Encyclopedia of Life, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and a variety of publishers, websites and organizations.

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