Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Hydroprogne caspia Common name Caspian Tern
Population name North America: Atlantic Coast (bre)
Breeding range Atlantic coast Newfoundland to North Carolina Non-breeding range SE USA & across Caribbean Basin
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes In WPE1 and 2, population was Western Atlantic (breeding)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 0 0 2,500 2,500 [R165]
WPE 3 0 0 420 426 [R707]
WPE 4 0 0 420 420 [S2432] [R707]
WPE 1 0 0 2,500 2,500 [R165]
WPE 5 0 0 420 420 [S7308] [R707]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1966 1996 STA [R565]
WPE 3 1970 2000 DEC [R707]
WPE 4 1970 2000 DEC [R707]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1970 2000 DEC [R707]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 25
WPE 3 2002 4
WPE 4 2006 4
WPE 1 1994 25
WPE 5 2012 4

References

  • R165 - Croxall, J.P., Evans, P.G.H. and Schreiber, R.W. (eds.). 1984. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication No. 2. Cambridge, UK.
  • R565 - Sauer, J.R., Schwartz, S., Peterjohn, B.G. and Hines, J.E. 1996. The North American Breeding Bird Survey Home Page. Version 94.3 Natl. Biol. Serv., Patuxtent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel MD. URL: http://www.mbr.nbs.gov/bbs/bbs.html.
  • R707 - Wires, L.R. and Cuthbert, F.C. 2000.Trends in Caspian Tern numbers and distribution in North America: a review. Waterbirds 23: 388-404.

Notes

  • S2432 - 716 estimates 140 - 142 pairs (420-426 individuals).
  • S7308 - 716 estimates 140 - 142 pairs (420-426 individuals).



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