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The declining status of the Little Tern in New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 5

Author(s): Alan Morris

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-l 950‚s to 49 pairs in […]


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Growth in the population of the Silver Gull on the Five Islands Group, New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 5

Author(s): Gibson

One of the most spectacular population increases of an Australian seabird has been that of the Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae breeding on the Five Islands off Port Kembla, N.S.W.  From a small and presumably stable breeding population of about 1000 pairs prior to 1940, it has expanded to over 50 000 breeding pairs in 1978, […]


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The distribution and abundance of Seabirds at sea and on islands near the Mid- and North-Western coasts of Australia.

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Category: Issue 5

Author(s): Ian Abbott

During a 47-day voyage along the mid- and north-western coasts of Australia I landed on five mainland sites and 22 islands, and spent 55 hours counting seabirds at sea.  An annotated list of the 24 species of seabirds seen is provided.  Previously unrecorded nesting sites of the Wedge-tailed Shearwater and Caspian, Bridled and Crested Terns […]


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