Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull (Photo by Dick Daniels/Wikimedia)

Look For The great black-backed gull is the largest gull species in the entire world. It has a solid build with broad wings and a thick bill. It has a white head and tail that is contrasted by a black back. Its wings are black on top and white underneath with black on its primaries… Read more

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed gull, photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Look for The ring-billed gull is a medium-sized (19 inches long) gull, and in adult plumage it has a light gray back and wings on a pure white body. Its wing tips are black with white spots, and it has a black ring near the end of its yellow bill. Males and females look alike… Read more

Laughing Gull

Laughing gull photo by Dick Daniels / Wikimedia Commons

Look for The laughing gull is an extremely handsome bird. A summer adult wears dark gray on the wings and back, contrasting with a snow-white body and inky black head. White crescents outline the eyes, and a red bill and legs complete the image. The wing tips are solid black. Male and female laughing gulls… Read more

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