Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sternula nereis Common name Fairy Tern
Population name nereis
Breeding range S Australia, Victoria, Tasmania Non-breeding range S Australia, Victoria
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Oceania
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 1993 1993 1 6,000 [R138]
WPE 3 1999 1999 2,580 2,580 [R68]
WPE 4 2005 2005 2,580 2,580 [S2677] [R64]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2009 2009 1,200 1,980 Census based [S7401] [R1076]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1970 1994 DEC [R138]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R68]
WPE 4 1995 2005 STA [R64]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2001 2010 DEC Good [T5546] [R1195] [R1126] [R1076]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 60
WPE 3 2002 25
WPE 4 2006 25
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 15

References

  • R138 - Collar, N.J., Crosby, M.J. and Stattersfield, A.J. 1994. Birds to Watch 2. The World List of Threatened Birds. BirdLife Conservation series No. 4. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. 407 pp.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R64 - BirdLife International. 2005. Threatened birds of the world 2005. Species factsheets available at?www.birdlife.org
  • R1076 - Garnett, S.T., Szabo, J.K. and Dutson, G. 2010. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • R1195 - Woehler, E. in litt. 26 February 2012 and 21 April 2012.
  • R1126 - Minton, C.D.T. In litt. 19, 23 and 27 April 2012 (Victorian Wader Study Group).

Notes

  • S2677 - 65 estimate 860 pairs (2,580 individuals). 252 estimates 6,000 breeding adults (9,000 individuals) for nereis & horni combined.
  • S7401 - Estimate and trend based on number of breeding pairs, from close long-term monitoring.
  • T5546 - Estimate and trend based on number of breeding pairs, from close long-term monitoring.



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