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Laysan Albatross

Laysan Albatross

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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
"Larus delawarensis" Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans, they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches and fields sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're most likely to see far away from coastal areas—in fact,Read more

Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull
"Chroicocephalus philadelphia” The Bonaparte's Gull is a small gull. Adults are 31–34 centimeters long with a 79–84 centimeters wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale gray back and upper wings. The under-wing is pale andRead more

Razorbill

Razorbill
"Alca torda” The Razorbill is a short winged diving seabird that is awkward on land and in the air. It is more at home bobbing on the sea or diving beneath the surface to catch fish with its hooked bill. The Razorbill is one of the largestRead more

Heerman’s Gull

Heerman’s Gull
"Larus heermanni” The strikingly marked Heermann's Gull is common along the West Coast of the United States. This gray-bodied, white-headed gull breeds in Mexico and then moves north along the Pacific Coast to southern British Columbia. The species is named after Adolphus Lewis Heermann, a nineteenth-century explorerRead more

Lava Gull

Lava Gull
"Leucophaeus fuliginosus” The Lava Gull also known as the Dusky Gull, is a medium-sized gull and a member of the "hooded gull" group. This species is the world’s rarest gull. The Lava Gull is a large gull, probably related to the Laughing Gull. Adult Lava Gull characteristicsRead more

Buller’s Albatross

Buller’s Albatross
"Thalassarche bulleri” The Buller’s Albatross are one of the more abundant small albatrosses occurring around coastal areas of New Zealand, particularly from Cook Strait south. Their striking black-and-golden-yellow bill and smart black-and-white plumage make them readily identifiable as they scavenges close to fishing vessels. The bird wasRead more

Ivory Gull

Ivory Gull
"Pagophila eburnea” Appropriately named, the Ivory Gull is a small, white bird with black eyes and short, black feet that is found in the Arctic along northern Canada and Greenland. The bird is 17 inches (about 43 centimeters) long, weighs up to 24 ounces (about 687 grams)Read more

Dovekie

Dovekie
"Alle alle” The smallest of all auks, the Dovekie is also known as the Little Auk. It is a tiny seabird, around the size of a Starling, with distinctive bold black & white plumage. During the breeding season the Dovekie is almost entirely glossy black except forRead more

Grey-headed Gull

Grey-headed Gull
"Larus cirrocephalus” The Grey-headed Gull is a small gull which breeds patchily in South America and Africa south of the Sahara. It is not truly migratory, but is more widespread in winter. This species has occurred as a rare vagrant to North America and Spain. This locallyRead more
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