Survival and Recruitment of Rehabilitated Caspian Terns in Southern California
Skoglund, Julie M.
Duerr, Rebecca S.
Collins, Charles T.
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Thousands of birds are taken in by animal care centers each year for rehabilitation. Birds returned to health by some centers are banded for later identification, but very few are ever reencountered following their return to the wild. We report here, information on the post-release survival of Caspian Terns (Hydroprogne caspia) in southern California as well as on their recruitment into a local breeding population and colony site fidelity.