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White Fronted Tern


Sterna striata

White Fronted Terns are common around Paterson Inlet and the Islands coastal waters. Their slightly erratic flight pattern readily distinguishes them at a distance from the slightly “chunkier” Red Billed Gulls. There are a couple os small nesting locations around Ulva, but individuals may be found nesting on almost any rocky headland or steep shore. The rocks at the North End of Sydney Cove is a popular resting place for anything up to 2 or 3 dozen birds.

Size 420 mm

White Fronted Tern

White Fronted Tern

White Fronted Tern

White Fronted Tern

Adult & Juvenile

White Fronted Tern Calls

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz