Here’s the pictures: The Yakutat Tern Festival
Bird-watching on Sandy Beach during the Yakutat Tern Festival. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News.
Tern festival organizer Susan Oehlers, a USFS biologist, answers the phone at the event's registration table.
Tern festival birdwatchers admire a totem carved as a memorial for Yakutat's Nathan Harry Bremner, who died of leukemia at age 16 in 2005.
Alaska Native Brotherhood leader Don Bremner drums for attention at Yakutat's ANB Hall during the tern festival.
Leader George Ramos talks about traditions as the Mount Saint Elias Dancers prepare to perform at Yakutat's Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
A young performer is one of the Mount Saint Elias Dancers at Yakutat's Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
Students sand ceremonial wooden dance paddles in a Yakutat Tern Festival class led by Juneau carver Doug Chilton.
A bird-watcher carries a scope during a field trip to Yakutat's Strawberry Point, near Black Sand Spit, during the festival.
An injured American kestrel is shown to students during an Alaska Raptor Center program at the Yakutat Tern Festival.
Alaska Raptor Center handler Steve Abbott holds Qigiq the snowy owl during a festival demonstration.
Some Strawberry Point fish camp structures stand behind stumps and logs. Terns are often spotted here.