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* Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Texas Offshore Status: Casual. Texas has ten documented records of this species of which 4 are coastal or offshore records. Arctic Tern is likely to occur as a very rare migrant, particularly during the late spring or early fall. Very rare in summer
* Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation to TBRC.
(1) TOS Handbook of Texas Birds; by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman (2005)
Seasonal Occurrence Graph
Texas Pelagics Sightings Distribution
This map shows the geographic distribution of Arctic Tern found in Offshore Texas (and Gulf of Mexico)
Click on the box in the upper left of the map to view the map legend.
Click on each sighting symbol and the data label will appear showing the time, date and the number of birds seen.
Click on the link on the bottom of the map to view a larger map.
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