Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sabine’s Gull

Sabine’s Gulls nest across the Arctic in both the Old and New Worlds. Eastern Russian, Alaska, and western Canadian birds winter in the eastern Pacific from Mexico to Chile. Gulls from eastern Canada, Greenland and Spitsbergen are thought to winter off western Africa. Sabine’s Gulls are also reported in lesser numbers off east African waters. This gull is named for Edward Sabine, who discovered them in 1818 (Day et al. 2001).

I photographed these birds off the Washington coast and I first listed the species off Lima, Peru. They are rarely sighted in the upper Midwest.

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