Annotated Checklist and Explanation of Codes

Order CHARADRIIFORMES: Plovers, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, etc.

Family LARIDAE: Gulls, Terns, Jaegers

Subfamily STERNINAE: Terns

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo [M -, u, -, u O]
 Common Terns are uncommon migrant visitors to Fish Lake.
Forster's Tern, S. forsteri [M -, u, r, u O]
 Forster's Terns are uncommon migrant and rare summer visitors to Fish Lake.
Black Tern, Chlidonias niger [SR -, u, u-c, r ** n b]
 Black Terns are in some years a common nesting species in the large marsh just east of East Bethel Boulevard. In other years they are rare. In 1989 at least one pair nested among the reeds in Fish Lake.

Bob Hines, USFWS