Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sterna hirundo Common name Common Tern
Population name longipennis
Breeding range NE Siberia S to NE China Non-breeding range SE Asia to Australia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 25,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 25,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1987 1991 25,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 4 1987 1991 25,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 5 1993 2006 30,000 70,000 Best guess [S7362] [R813] [R1036] [R1039] [R1056]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea [T5507]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 460

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R813 - Feare CJ 2002. The sustainable exploitation of Sooty Tern eggs in the Seychelles. Tenth annual report to the Division of Environment, Seychelles Government
  • R1036 - Chan, K. and Dening, J. 2007. Use of sandbanks by terns in Queensland, Australia: a priority for conservation in a popular recreational waterway. Biodiversity and Conservation. 16: 447-464.
  • R1039 - Chatto, R. 2006. The Distribution and Status of Waterbirds Around the Coast and Coastal Wetlands of the Northern Territory. Report 76, Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, Australia. Palmerston, NT. Also available online at http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/publications/wildlife/science/pdf/2006_waterbirds_report76.pdf
  • R1056 - DSEWPAC 2012. Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 20 Apr 2012.

Notes

  • S7362 - Estimate based on peak counts at roosts in E Australia with allowance made for additional non-breeding birds in N Australia and SE Asia. Likely undercounted away from roosts while feeding in coastal waters.
  • T5507 - No clear overall trend at roosts in Australia.



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