Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sternula antillarum Common name Least Tern
Population name antillarum
Breeding range W Atlantic Coast S of Maine, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Non-breeding range Coasts Colombia - N Brazil
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes

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 60,000 60,000 [R165]
WPE 3 0 0 50,000 55,000 [R623]
WPE 4 0 0 50,000 55,000 [R623]
WPE 1 0 0 60,000 60,000 [R165]
WPE 5 0 0 50,000 55,000 [R623]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1966 1996 DEC [R565]
WPE 3 1966 2000 DEC [R563]
WPE 4 1966 2000 DEC [R563]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1966 2000 DEC [R563]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 600
WPE 3 2002 530
WPE 4 2006 530
WPE 1 1994 600
WPE 5 2012 520

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.
  • R623 - Thompson, B.C., Jackson, J.A., Burger, J., Kirsch, E.M and Atwood, J.C. 1997. Least Tern (Sterna antillarum). In: The birds of North America, No 290. (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA and The American Ornithologist Association, Washington
  • R563 - Sauer, J. R., J. E. Hines, and J. Fallon. 2001. The North American Breeding Bird Survey, Results and Analysis 1966 - 2000. Version 2001.2, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

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