Pomarine Jaegers recorded per party hr on the Honolulu Christmas Count, O'ahu,

1944-2014 (see Count Page). Higher numbers from the late 1950s to the early

1980s reflect attraction of this and other seabird species to a wastewater outflow off

Sand Island. Variation in count totals during this period reflects daily variation in the

presence and/or visibility of jaegers from shore, dependent on outflow, current, and

weather conditions (see text). No Pomarine Jaegers have been recorded after the outflow was closed in the 1980s.


Species account


Graphs of Christmas Count data developed as part of The Birds of the Hawaiian

Islands: Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status by Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/