National Geographic : 1946 May
Three Lions Sooty Terns Wheel over Midway, off Whose Shores Was Fought, in June, 1942, the Battle ThatTurned the Tide ofWar inthe Pacific The birds are the most abundant of five species of terns which occur regularly on the atoll. Military planes and Pan American Clippers share theflatstretches with gooneys (black-footed albatross), shearwaters, rails, canaries, boobies, frigate birds (man-o'-war-bird), bosun birds (tropic-bird), and moaning birds. Midway, Clipper and cable station near the northwestern tip of the Hawaiian archipelago, was discovered in 1859 by Capt. N .C.Brooks intheHawaiian bark Gambia (p.620).