Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sternula albifrons Common name Little Tern
Population name albifrons, Black Sea & East Mediterranean (bre)
Breeding range E Europe, Black Sea, E Mediterranean Non-breeding range Red Sea, Arabia, E Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 64,500 127,000 [R69]
WPE 4 1990 2000 63,500 112,500 [S2641] [R63]
WPE 1 1994 1994 40,000 80,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 40,000 80,000 [R70]
WPE 5 1990 2000 63,500 113,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 63,500 112,500 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 63,500 112,500 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2012 63,500 113,000 Expert opinion [S8443] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1434] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 DEC [R69]
WPE 4 1990 2000 DEC [R63]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 DEC Poor [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 DEC Poor
CSR 5 1990 2000 DEC Poor [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2000 DEC Poor [T6440] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 960
WPE 4 2006 880
WPE 1 1994 600
WPE 2 1997 600
WPE 5 2012 850
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R69 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council. 2000. European bird populations: estimates and trends. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International Conservation Series No. 10.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • 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.
  • R1434 - Fasola et al., 2003
  • 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

  • S2641 - 64 estimate from relevant countries 21,211-37,486 pairs (63,633-112,458 individuals).
  • S8443 - 301-779 pairs in RO, BG, and CY (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 20,983-36,240 pairs in GR, UA, RU, TR, AL, BY, MK, RS, ME (BirdLife International, 2004), IL and EG (Fasola et al., 2003). According to Dodman (2014) 3,800 pairs in EG.
  • T6440 - Decreasing in BG, increasing in CY, unknown in RO (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Declined in AL, RU, TR, increased in RO (but now unknown) and was stable in other countries. Trend is also unknown in EG and IL.
  • S8990 - 22,788 35,175 pairs in Europe (BirdLife International 2015). According to Dodman (2014) 3,800 pairs in EG.
  • T7073 - Significant long-term decline.



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