Bridled Tern

Onychoprion anaethetus

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds along the Atlantic coast of Mexico, the Caribbean and western Africa, wintering mostly in the tropical ocean. Most records in the north Atlantic are following hurricanes and/or tropical storms.

Record Details: Three records for Newfoundland – the first was reportedly shot near Cuslett (Placentia Bay) on the very unusual date of January 21, 1891; the other was an immature bird studied in Fermeuse (southeast Avalon Peninsula) from September 6-7, 1955. More recently, the remains of one bird were found during a Beach Bird Survey in Point LaHaye in the 1980’s (precise year TBD).

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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