Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Threatened and Endangered Species

van Rossem's gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica vanrossemi)

The van Rossem's gull-billed tern is a medium-sized migratory seabird that has a stout black bill. It forages on a variety of prey items in different habitat types, and nests at sites located in low open areas on natural and artificial beaches, islands, and levees with no or sparse vegetation.

A photo of the gull-billed tern may be viewed on Flickr.



September 20, 2011 News Release - Service Determines Van Rossem’s Gull-Billed Tern Does Not Warrant Protection Under The Endangered Species Act

The final determination for van Rossem's gull-billed tern is available at Look for the search box and enter docket number FWS-R8-ES-2010-0035.



June 8, 2010, News Release Announcing Service Initiates Status Review of Van Rossem's Gull-Billed Tern




Documents and information, including Federal Register notices, relating to the van Rossem's gull-billed tern, are available through the Service's Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) - VAN ROSSEM'S GULL-BILLED TERN



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