01 December 2022

November 2022 Monthly Notables


  • Black-legged Kittiwake (adult). Sherman County, Oregon. 01 November 2022.
  • Great Black-backed Gull (adult). Pueblo County, Colorado. 06 November 2022.
    • Presumably returning individual for the 29th winter.
  • Black-legged Kittiwake (1st cycle). Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. 06 November 2022.
    • Found in Kimball County on 08 November 2022.
  • Little Gull (adult). Grant County, Washington. 07 November 2022.
  • California Gull (1st cycle). St. Lucie County, Florida. 08 November 2022.
  • Kumlien's Gull (1st cycle). Nanaimo District, British Columbia. 10 November 2022.
  • Black-legged Kittiwake (1st cycle). Marshall County, Alabama. 11 November 2022.
  • Slaty-backed Gull (adult). Benton County, Washington. 16 November 2022.
    • Returning individual since at least 2016.
  • Little Gull (adult). Hughes County, South Dakota. 17 November 2022.
  • Great Black-backed Gull (adult). Stanley County, South Dakota. 18 November 2022.
  • Glaucous Gull (1st cycle). Washington County, Utah. 19 November 2022.
  • Slaty-backed Gull (2 adults)*. Muskegon County, Michigan. 21 November 2022.
  • Slaty-backed Gull (adult). Thompson-Nicola District, British Columbia. 21 November 2022.
  • Black-headed Gull (adult). Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 25 November 2022.
  • Black-legged Kittiwake (1st cycle). McCormick County, South Carolina. 25 November 2022.
  • Black-legged Kittiwake (1st cycle). Lincoln County, Georgia. 25 November 2022.
    • Same individuals from SC.
  • Heermann's Gull (4th cycle). Volusia County, Florida. 29 November 2022.
    • Atlantic Coast bird present since August 2019, now in 4th basic plumage.
  • Heermann's Gull (2nd cycle). Baltimore County, Maryland. 20 November 2022.
    • Continuing bird, presumably the returning 1st State Record individual from March 2022.


  1. Perhaps most interesting this month is what proved to be 2 different adult Slaty-backed Gulls at the Muskegon Wastewater Treatment Plant in Muskegon, Michigan. While observers sensed there was something not quite right about the movement of black-backed gulls they were seeing in the area, no one explicitly picked up on two different birds in the field. It was Liam Singh who keenly discovered this multiplicity while reviewing photos on eBird. Differences in wingtip pattern and head pattern leave no doubt. This is the first time more than one Slaty-backed Gull has been present at the same site in the interior, and perhaps for all of the lower 48.