June 28, 2020

007 Claire Greenwell - Studying the ecology of the Australian Fairy Tern

007 Claire Greenwell - Studying the ecology of the Australian Fairy Tern

Adding to the scientific knowledge and encouraging community interest in a little-known seabird


Claire Greenwell is two years into her PhD, which she is doing at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.

Claire is undertaking a comprehensive study of the Australian sub-species of the Australian Fairy Tern, currently listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.  Claire is adding to the knowledge of the diet, feeding habits, nesting and distribution of this sub-species, hoping to avoid the catastrophic decline that has been suffered by the New Zealand sub-species.

Claire with a Fairy Tern chick

 

Claire on the lookout for terns

 

Claire banding Fairy Terns

 

Claire with one of her favourites - Roseate Tern

You can follow Claire on Twitter @cn_greenwell

Currently trying to get some eyes and subscribers on The Bird Emergency on YouTube, so I can put a bit more effort into the video side of things, so if you would like more visual content, please subscribe, and I will watch with interest if that's what you want!