Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sterna hirundo Common name Common Tern
Population name hirundo, Southern & Western Europe (bre)
Breeding range NE Europe, mainly countries around Baltic Non-breeding range Mainly Southern Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 170,000 200,000 [R579]
WPE 4 1990 2000 170,000 210,000 [S2567] [R63]
WPE 1 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R414]
WPE 2 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R414]
WPE 5 2009 2009 160,000 200,000 Expert opinion [R837] [R878]
CSR 4 2000 2000 170,000 210,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 2009 2009 160,000 200,000 Expert opinion [R837] [R878]
CSR 6 1997 2012 169,000 208,000 Census based [S8440] [R1362] [R1361] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1980 1998 STA [R602]
WPE 4 1980 1998 STA [R602]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63] [R602]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63] [R602]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63] [R602]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6437] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1900
WPE 4 2006 1900
WPE 1 1994 1800
WPE 2 1997 1800
WPE 5 2012 1800
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • R602 - Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (1998). The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Concise Edition. Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York. 1008 pp.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • 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.
  • R837 - Ledlie M and Derand GD 2010. Seabird news from Cousin. Seychelles Seabird Newsletter 6: 2-3.
  • R878 - Johannes Wahl in litt. 2008.
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • S2567 - 64 estimate from relevant countries 57,000-70,548 pairs (171,000-211,644 individuals).
  • S8440 - 56,377-69,199 breeding paisr in IE, UK, DE, NL, FR, CH, ES, PT, ESIC, PTAC, PTMA and IT (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). According to Dodman (2014) 100-300 pairs in NW Africa.
  • T6437 - 2000-2012: 0.9881-1.0050, 1980-2012: 1.0051-1.0076 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Based on mid-winter counts, stable/fluctuating trend both in the long- and in the short-term (1979-2014 and 2003-2014, respectively) according to van Roomen et al. (2014).
  • S8987 - 57,232- 72,103 breeding paisr in IE, UK, DE, NL, FR, CH, ES, PT, ESIC, PTAC, PTMA and IT (BirdLife International 2015). According to Dodman (2014) 100-300 pairs in NW Africa.
  • T7071 - Long-term increase.



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