Gulls and Terns

Gull and Tern Species Index

Species shown in descending chronological order:-

California Gull (Larus californicus)

Kahoe Beach, Pt Reyes, 2nd September, Monterey Pelagic, 8th September, Morro Strand Beach State Park, 10th September and Half Moon Bay, California, 16th September 2011



Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans)

Monterey Pelagic, California, 6th September and Bodega Bay Harbour, California, 14th September 2011

(background) Paracas, Peru, 4th February 2006

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Morro Strand Beach State Park, California, 10th September 2011

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)

Morro Strand Beach State Park, California, 10th September 2011

Paracas, Peru, 4th February 2006

Sabine’s Gull (Larus sabini)

Monterey Pelagic, California, 8th September 2011


Adult, Zino’s Pelagic – Day Three, Madeira, 27th May 2010

Juvenile, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, 7th November 2009


Heermann’s Gull (Larus heermanni)

Moss Landing Harbour, California, 7th September and Monterey Harbour, California, 8th September 2011



Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Kahoe Beach, Pt Reyes, California, 2nd September 2011 and Monterey Harbour, California, 8th September 2011


Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)

Kahoe Beach, Pt Reyes, California, 2nd September 2011

Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, 12th March 2008


Atlantic Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis atlantis)

Zino’s Pelagic, Madeira, 25th and 27th May 2010


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Svalbard, June/July 2009


Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

Svalbard, June/July 2009


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Svalbard, June/July 2009

Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, 12th March 2008


Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea)

Svalbard, June/July 2009

Grey-headed Gull (Larus cirrocephalus)

Pantanos de Villa, Peru, 31st January 2009

Paracas, Peru, 4th February 2006

Franklin’s Gull (Larus pipixcan)

Pantanos de Villa, Peru, 31st January 2009

Paracas, Peru, 4th February 2006

Slaty-Backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)

Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, 12th March 2008


Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)

Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, 12th March 2008


Vega Gull (Larus Vegae)

Arasaki, Japan, 7th March 2008

Inca Tern (Larosterna inca)

Lima, Peru, 26th January 2007



Grey Gull (Larus modestus)

Lima, Peru, 26th January 2007


Belchers Gull (Larus belcheri)

Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 29th July 2005


Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

Paracas, Peru, 31st July 2004

Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii)

Ushuaia, Argentina, December 2003

Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus)

TBA

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

TBA

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

TBA