Annotated List of the Seabirds of the World - Terns

I hope this page will become a database of the seabirds of the world and some of the best places to see them. Any suggestions to fill the many gaps or provide additional localities would be extremely helpful.

Conservation rankings are from the preliminary guidelines set out by BirdLife International and posted to Seabirds Internet discussion group by John Cooper.



Sterna nilotica Gull-billed Tern

Sterna caspia Caspian Tern

Sterna aurantia River Tern

Sterna maxima Royal Tern

Sterna elegans Elegant Tern (NEAR THREATENED)

Sterna bengalensis Lesser Crested-Tern

Sterna bergii Great Crested-Tern

Sterna bernsteini Chinese Crested-Tern (CRITICAL)

Sterna sandvicensis Sandwich Tern

Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern

Sterna striata White-fronted Tern

Sterna sumatrana Black-naped Tern

Sterna hirundinacea South American Tern

Sterna hirundo Common Tern

Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern

Sterna vittata Antarctic Tern

Sterna virgata Kerguelen Tern (VULNERABLE)

Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern

Sterna trudeaui Snowy-crowned Tern

Sterna albifrons Little Tern

Sterna saundersi Saunders's Tern

Sterna antillarum Least Tern

Sterna superciliaris Yellow-billed Tern

Sterna lorata Peruvian Tern (new candidate for consideration)

Sterna nereis Fairy Tern (VULNERABLE)

Sterna balaenarum Damara Tern (NEAR THREATENED)

Sterna repressa White-cheeked Tern

Sterna acuticauda Black-bellied Tern (VULNERABLE)

Sterna aleutica Aleutian Tern

Sterna lunata Grey-backed Tern

Sterna anaethetus Bridled Tern

Sterna fuscata Sooty Tern

Chlidonias albostriatus Black-fronted Tern (VULNERABLE)

Chlidonias hybridus Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus White-winged Tern

Chlidonias niger Black Tern

Phaetusa simplex Large-billed Tern

Anous stolidus Brown Noddy

Anous minutus Black Noddy

Anous tenuirostris Lesser Noddy

Procelsterna cerulea Blue Noddy

Gygis alba Common White-Tern

Gygis microrhyncha Little White-Tern

Larosterna inca Inca Tern

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