Little Terns

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Subject: Little Terns
From: "Rotamah Island Bird Observatory" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 20:13:45 +1100
As far as I know, it is true that Little Terns have been "downgraded" to
vulnerable.  Following this season maybe more thought needs to be put into.
All in all it has terrible year for breeding Little Terns in Victoria with
virtually no success at any of the breeding sites.

This brings to me to my question, what methods have been used in other
areas/countries to combat predation by other native birds (that doesn't
involve the killing of the native birds).  The major predators of the Little
Tern colonies in Gippsland are Australian Ravens, Silver Gulls and
Australian Kestrels.  A workshop is being run on this topic in the next
couple of weeks so any thoughts/experience/references would be greatly

Craig Doolan
Rotamah Island Bird Observatory

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