The Declining Status of the Little Tern in New South Wales

Results from a survey of the breeding status of Little Tern Sterna albifrons in New South Wales between 1976 and 1978 are summarised as are details of Historical data and Conservation measures. The approximate average breeding population of Little Terns has declined from 340 pairs per season in the mid-1950's to 49 pairs in 1976-77, 87 pairs in 1977-78 and 32 pairs in 1978-79. A breeding summary is presented with the location of known nest colonies in New South Wales giving Site Number, Site Location and Historical details in geographical order from North to South.

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