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Major Roseate Tern breeding colonies in the Northeast and numbers of breeding pairs at each colony at 6-year intervals from 1988–2012.

Colony Site                                                          Location 1988   1994   2000     2006   2012  
Country I., NS145º 06’ N, 61º 33’ W2530162527
Grassy I., NS1  44º 24’ N, 62º 14’ W063000
The Brothers, NS143º 40’ N, 65º 49’ W4079616838
Petit Manan I, ME44º 22’ N, 67º 52’ W426015232
Eastern Egg Rock, NE  43º 52’ N, 69º 22’ W56316511371
Jenny I., ME43º 46’ N, 69º 54’ W01501411
Stratton I., ME43º 31’ N, 70º 19’ W831048451
Seavey/White Is., NH42º 58’ N, 70º 37’ W0013351
Monomoy Is., MA41º 36’ N, 69º 59’ W103266
Plymouth Beach, MA41º 58’ N, 70º 39’ W622000
Nauset New I., MA41º 49’ N, 69º 56’ W602300
Other cold-water sites (n)18 (8)10 (6)57 (11)22 (8)10 (7)
Cold-water total187347425408267
No. of colonies1615191615
Bird I., MA41º 40’ N, 70º 43’ W1572123811301111814
Ram I., MA41º 37’ N, 70º 48’ W076988463439
Penikese I, MA41º 26’ N, 70º 52’ W000489
Falkner I., CT41º 13’ N, 72º 39’ W1471231106236
Great Gull I., NY41º 12’ N, 72º 07’ W10041138176212271596
Cartwright Point, NY41º 01’ N, 72º 06’ W0140800
Warner’s I., NY40º 51’ N, 72º 30’ W053900
Lane’s I., NY40º 50’ N, 72º 31’ W03521800
Cedar Beach, NY40º 38’ N, 73º 20’ W9358000
Other warm-water sites (n)43 (5)3 (2)2 (1)27 (2)1 (1)
Warm-water total28592738401930182895
No. of colonies910786
Northeast total30823085444434263162
No. of colonies2525262421