Gull of the Rings

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
There’s one species of gulls from the variety we have in the western hemisphere, that have recovered from a near extinction to be one of the most numerous we have around nowadays. This bird is the Ring-billed Gull. If you don’t see them at the sea shore then you can find them at any lake, pond, parking… Continue reading Gull of the Rings

Belcher’s Gull

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
BElCHER’S Gull Belcher’s Gull (Larus belcheri), also known as the band-tailed gull, is a bird in the family Laridae found along the Pacific coast of South America. It formerly included the very similar Olrog’s gull as a subspecies, but that bird occurs on the Atlantic coast of South America and is now accepted as Larus atlanticus. Belcher’s gull… Continue reading Belcher’s Gull

Laughing Gull

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Laughing Gull The Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. The genus name Leucophaeus is from Ancient Greek leukos, “white”, and phaios, “dusky”. The specific atricilla is from Latin ater, “black”, and cilla, “tail”. Linnaeus appears to have misread his note atricapilla (black-haired), which would have been much more appropriate for… Continue reading Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
The birds displayed on this post were photographed at different locations in Georgia and Florida. The Laughing Gullis a medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate further south in winter, and this species occurs as a rare vagrant to… Continue reading Laughing Gull

Franklin’s Gull

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Franklin’s Gull – Latin name: Leucophaeus pipixcan It breeds in central provinces of Canada and adjacent states of the northern United States. It is a migratory bird, wintering in Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile and Peru. The summer adult’s body is white and its back and wings are much darker grey than all other gulls of similar size except the… Continue reading Franklin’s Gull

Field Notes: North Idaho

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
WC has only a very sluggish connection to the inter tubes, so this post will be brief. WC is in North – not “Northern” – Idaho. While the primary purpose of the trip isn’t birding, as always birds photos have been taken. Here’s a sampling. Warbling Vireo, Plummer Marsh, Heyburn State Park, Idaho Common Yellowthroat, Plummer Marsh, Heyburn State Park, Idaho… Continue reading Field Notes: North Idaho