Caspian Tern  ( Sterne caspienne )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Hydroprogne caspia

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General Notes

The population of Caspian Tern appears to be increasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 266% in the last 40 years! Although there is insufficient data about this species to be highly confident in the actual magnitude of the population growth, the trend is considered statistically significant.

Abundance: Rare Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

Typical fall arrival:

Sep. 14
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

Typical fall departure:

Sep. 26

Documented Observations

September 14, 1951. Two birds flying past Chaput Hughes, observed by Fred Helleiner.

September 26, 2004. Two birds were observed in Laperrière Bay and near Mission St-Claude on Lake Timiskaming by Jonathan Fréchette.