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Listing Status:    and  

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Roseate tern 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
11/02/1987 Northeast Region (Region 5) U.S.A. (Atlantic Coast south to NC), Canada (Newf., N.S, Que.), Bermuda
11/02/1987 Southeast Region (Region 4) Western Hemisphere and adjacent oceans, incl. U.S.A. (FL, PR, VI), where not listed as endangered

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents

» Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
11/05/1998 Roseate Tern (NE U.S/Canada) View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
09/24/1993 Recovery Plan Caribbean Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
12/16/2008 73 FR 76373 76375 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 7 Listed Species: Notice of review; request for information
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
08/08/2018 83 FR 39113 39115 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 19 Northeastern Species
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
04/05/2010 75 FR 17153 17154 5-Year Status Review of Roseate Tern; request for information; clarification
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/30/2010 Roseate tern 5-yr review_2010

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Roseate tern.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
WindMar RE Project

» Petitions

» Biological Opinions

» Life History

» Other Resources

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