Population information

Nom ordre Charadriiformes
Nom famille Laridae
Nom scientifique Sterna hirundo Nom courant Common Tern
Nom population hirundo, Bermuda to Caribbean (bre)
Aire de reproduction Scattered colonies Bermuda, Netherlands Antilles and Islets off Venezuela Aire de non-reproduction
Catégorie de la Liste Rouge Least Concern
Regions Ramsar Neotropics
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (S.h. hirundo, North America (breeding)).

Réseau de conservation

Réseau de conservation Notes
Pas des Réseaux de conservation

Taille de population

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 870 1,470 No quality assessment [R101]
WPE 4 0 0 720 720 No quality assessment [S2588] [R489]
WPE 5 2006 2007 900 2,500 No quality assessment [S7369] [R1021]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 10
WPE 4 2006 7
WPE 5 2012 15


  • R101 - Buckley, P.A. and Buckley, F.G. 2000. Breeding Common Terns in the Greater West Indies: status and conservation priorities. In: Schreiber, E.A. and Lee, D.S. (eds) Status and Conservation of West Indian seabirds. Soc. Caribbean Ornith. Spec. Pub. No.1.: 96
  • R489 - Nisbet, I.C.T. 2002.? Common Tern Sterna hirundo.? No. 618 in The Birds of North America.? Philadelphia, PA: The Birds of North America, Inc
  • R1021 - Birdlife International. 2008a. Caribbean Waterbird Reports. Downloaded from: http://www.birdlife.org/action/science/species/waterbirds/downloads.html


  • S2588 - 495 estimates 240 pairs in five island groups, based in part on 1956-1972 data. 496: Colony on Bermuda destroyed by a hurricane in 2003; formerly 20 pairs, now only 12 birds, probably all females.
  • S7369 - Data from BirdLife International 2008a.

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