Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sterna dougallii Common name Roseate Tern
Population name dougalli, W Atlantic (bre): Nova Scotia - New York
Breeding range Nova Scotia, New York Non-breeding range N South America, Mid Atlantic Ocean?
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (S.d. dougalli, Western Atlantic (breeding)).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 11,700 11,700 [R387]
WPE 4 0 0 11,700 11,700 [R387]
WPE 5 0 0 11,700 11,700 [R387]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 DEC [R414]
WPE 4 0 0 DEC [R414]
WPE 5 0 0 DEC [R414]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 120
WPE 4 2006 120
WPE 5 2012 120


  • R387 - Kushlan, James, A., Melanie J. Steinkamp, Katharine Parsons, Jack Capp, Martin Acosta Cruz, Malcolm Coulter, Ian Davidson, Loney Dickson, Naomi Edelson, Richard Elliot, R. Michael Erwin, Scott Hatch, Stephen Kress, Robert Milko, Steve Miller, Kyra Mills, Richard Paul, Roberto Phillips, Jorge E. Saliva, Bill Sydeman, John Trapp, Jennifer Wheeler, and Kent Wohl. 2002. North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, Version 1. Waterbird Conservation for the Americas, Washington, DC, USA.
  • R414 - Lloyd, C., Tasker, M.L. and Partridge, K. 1991. The status of seabirds in Britain and Ireland. T. and A.D. Poyser, London, U.K. 355 pp.


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