All posts tagged gulls

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Birding Frontiers – Gull Masterclasses

I like a challenge, ergo I like gulls! However liking gulls and knowing how to identify them are two very different things. I have muddled through gull identification for many years with very mixed results. It is so easy to […]

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TN87 The Conference Calls Gull Special 04 Feb 12

The one about gulls, more gulls, and even more gulls with British Birds Records Committee member and identification expert Martin 'Birding Frontiers' Garner. We talk Iceland Gulls, Caspian

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GullFest 2012 – and you’re invited!

Having just participated on several of Martin Garner's Birding Frontiers Gull Masterclass Days I am very excited to tell you about the first Arctic GullFest. The

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TN23: The Conference Calls – the slaty-backed episode

The one where we're joined by a guest Dominic Mitchell, founder and editor of Birdwatch magazine, and founder and identifier of Britain's first Slaty-backed Gull, and we talk

Adult non-breeding Mediterranean Gulls in flight

A bird often mentioned as a potential vagrant to North America is the Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus, a European species which has undertaken a westerly expansion from its

Photos of 1st winter Mediterranean Gulls

A bird often mentioned as a potential vagrant to North America is the Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus, a European species which has undertaken a westerly expansion from its

Banded Mediterranean Gulls, Dorset

I spent an excellent day yesterday at Portland Bird Observatory and Radipole Lake RSPB Reserve with old friend from way back Richard Crossley, ex-pat Brit,

Kelp Gulls, Cape Town, March 2009

One of the more widespread southern hemisphere gulls, the nominate race of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus dominicanus occurs along the coasts of South America, New Zealand, Australia

‘kamtschatschensis’ Common Gulls, Japan: Jan 2008

As often seems to be the case a debate is currently raging on various birding fora concerning the subspecific identification of out-of-range Common Gulls Larus canus ssp. Much

Laughing Gulls in winter, Miami

The Laughing Gull Larus (or Leucophaeus if you go by the 49th Supplement to the A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds) atricilla, is a common, medium-sized gull of

  

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