Arctic Tern: Seasonal Occurrence

ARCTIC TERN Sterna paradisaea

Texas Pelagic Status: Very rare in summer

Texas Status1: Casual. Texas has nine documented records of this species: six spring and three fall migrants. Arctic Tern is likely to occur as a very rare migrant, particularly during the late spring, in the Gulf of Mexico (Lee and Cardiff)

1 –  Lockwood, M.W. & Freeman, B; © 2014, TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, second edition, revised.

SEASONAL OCCURRENCE GRAPH OF ARCTIC TERN:

The graph below shows the number and date of all Bridled Tern sightings on all Texas Pelagics from 1992 to 2014:

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ARCTIC TERN – TEXAS PELAGICS SIGHTINGS DISTRIBUTION:

Geographic coordinates are unavailable for the Arctic Tern sightings from Texas Pelagics. Both sightings from Texas Pelagics were on trips from Port O’Connor.


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