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 Least Tern

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Count totals in the NMB Databases for Least Tern.

Use the links below to view the Least Tern reports in the respective databases.
If there are zero sightings for a particular season, that database will return no results.

Active Database - Spring 2005
View Least Tern sightings.
Least Tern Archives Reports
Fall 2003 0
Spring 2003 0
Winter 02-03 0
Fall 2002 1
Summer 2002 0
Spring 2002 1
Winter 01-02 0
Fall 2001 1
Summer 2001 0
Spring 2001 0
Winter 00-01 0
Fall 2000 0
Summer 2000 0
Spring 2000 0
Winter 00-99 0
Fall 1999 0
Spring/Summer 1999 0

NMB Database
Seasonal Percentage Graph
For: Least Tern

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Active Database - Fall 2003
View Fall 2003 sightings.
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Official Seasonal Count Summaries for the Least Tern
Fall 1999-Spring 2002
Least Tern
Note: Some species will not be present in the WPBO archives and will return no records.

Search "The Birds of Michigan" text.

Home - Foreword - Preface - Introduction - Hypothetical List - Literature Cited

Historical Text

Sterna albifrons athalassos Burleigh and Lowery
Interior Least Tern (A.O.U. 1998: Least Tern)

Barrows (1912: 63-64) listed the Least Tern for Michigan, but cited no unquestionable record (see Swales, 1913: 32-33). The first Michigan specimen was taken by Harold Mayfield and L. W. Campbell in Erie Township, Monroe County, on July 10,1943.

Mueseum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 75
The Birds of Michigan
By: Norman A. Wood
University of Michigan Press
August 28, 2023

Digitized by: Keith F. Saylor
[email protected]

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