06 May 2017

Monthly Notables April 2017

  • Ivory Gull (adult). Nome County, Alaska. 01 April 2017.
  • Great Black-backed Gull (1st cycle). Larimer County, Colorado. 01 April 2017.
    • Continued from March 2017.
  • Black-headed Gull (1st cycle). Glynn County, Georgia. 04 April 2017.
  • Laughing Gull (1st cycle). Monterey County, California. 05 April 2017.
  • Sabine's Gull (adult type). Yolo County, California. 07 April 2017.
  • Slaty-backed Gull (adult). Clatsop County, Oregon. 08 April 2017.
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult). Monterey County, California. 11 April 2017.
    • 4th County record. 
  • Laughing Gull (adult type). Lincoln County, Oregon. 11 April 2017.
    • 4th State Record.
  • Franklin's Gull (adult). Kings County, Nova Scotia. 14 April 2017.
  • Slaty-backed Gull (3rd cycle type). Muskegon County, Michigan. 19 April 2017.
    • Michigan's 3rd April record of Slaty-backed Gull. A photo from the Thunder Bay CBC in early January (2017) suggests this may be the same individual, found some 400 miles to the southeast.
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult type). Socorro County, New Mexico. 29 April 2017.

  1. Worthy of mention is what appears to have been a "surge" in Lesser Black-backed Gull sightings on the Central California coast this past season. Interestingly, this was also the case for Oregon where there were 3 coastal sightings (previous to this the state only had one coastal record).