Photo Credit: Dave Cagnolatti & Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation

Photo Credit:  Terry Hartley
Due South Photography

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sterna antillarum

STATUS: Breeder. Common in spring, summer, and fall, and occasional in winter in Gulf Coast region. In Tennessee Valley region, rare in spring, late summer, and fall. In Mountain region, rare in fall, occasional in spring, and occasional to rare in summer. In Inland Coastal Plain, occasional, mostly in fall. MODERATE CONSERVATION CONCERN.

HABITAT: Found in the Gulf and on bays, beaches, rivers, lakes, and ponds.


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