Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sternula albifrons Common name Little Tern
Population name albifrons, West Mediterranean/ W Africa (bre)
Breeding range W Mediterranean Non-breeding range W & SW Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes In WPE4 this population belonged to one single population, albifrons, Eastern Atlantic (bre). This population was proposed in CSR5 on recommendation of Italy, 2 April 2008, first included in WPE5.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA 2014
EUBD 2014
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 2000 2000 28,200 41,000 Expert opinion [R63]
AEWA CSR 6 1990 2012 21,000 28,000 No quality assessment [S8582] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1371]
AEWA CSR 7 2002 2012 21,000 28,000 Expert opinion [S8991] [R1549]
AEWA CSR 8 2006 2018 16,300 26,000 Expert opinion [S9496] [R1625] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 1990 2000 DEC Reasonable [R63]
AEWA CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Poor [T6575] [R1362]
AEWA CSR 7 2000 2012 DEC Poor [T7074] [R1549]
AEWA CSR 8 2009 2018 INC Reasonable [T7640] [R1625]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 5 2012 340
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 7 2018 240
AEWA CSR 8 2018 240

References

  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • 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
  • R1625 - BirdLife International (in prep) European Red List of Birds. Deliverable to the European Commission (DG Environment) in 2021 under Service Contract ENV.D.3/SER/2018/0018.

Notes

  • S8582 - 6,301-8,521 pairs in ES, PT, IT, FR (30%), SI, HU and SK (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 45-70 pairs in HR (BirdLife International, 2004). 700-800 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6575 - Decline indicated, but not quantified, only in ES. Increase in SI, stable or fluctuating elsewhere except IT, where short-term trend is unknown. However, it decreased by 40-60% IT in the long-term.
  • S8991 - 7,026-9,381 pairs in ES, PT, IT, FR (30%), SI, HR, HU and SK (BirdLife International 2015). 700-800 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T7074 - Decline indicated, but not quantified, only in ES. Increase in SI, stable or fluctuating elsewhere except IT, where short-term trend is unknown. However, it decreased by 40-60% IT in the long-term.
  • S9496 - The size of the breeding population is estimated at 4,757-7,789 pairs, or 14,000-23,000 individuals after rounding in FR (30%), ES, HR, HU, IT, PT, SI, SK based on data from the period of 2006-2018 (BirdLife International, in prep.). An additional 700-800 pairs is in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T7640 - Based on BirdLife International (in prep.), it is estimated that the breeding population has increased by 20-23% in ES, FR, HR, HU, IT, SI between 2009 and 2018. No quantitative trend information is available from PT, SK. It has decreased by 13-51% in ES, FR, HR, IT, SI between 1980 and 2018. No quantitative trend information is available from HU, PT, SK.



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