For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Local: generally fairly regular or common species that a 'county lister' or a birding beginner might be interested in going to see. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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Where to see Roseate Terns
With its rarity, elegance and beauty, the Roseate Tern ensures that it is keenly sought after by birders. Find out where to increase your chances of encountering this rare tern during the summer. subscribe
Where and when to see Roseate Terns in Northeast England
Whitburn Steel in Co. Durham has become one of the most reliable sites at which to see these lovely terns. Local birder Mark Newsome provides tips on how to maximise your chances this autumn. subscribe