Gull and Tern Photos

Laridae Family

One reason I'm a bird photographer, and not just a least if you get a photo, you have the opportunity to better ID things later!  That's the case for me sometimes with Gulls.  Plumage and structural differences are seemingly pretty small between many species.

Click on the images or species name for more photos of that species. 

Laughing Gull - Larus atricilla

Laughing Gull

Franklin's Gull - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull

Bonaparte's Gull - Larus philadelphia

Bonaparte's Gull

Mew Gull - Larus canus

Mew Gull

Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull - Larus californicus

California Gull

Herring Gull - Larus argentatus

Herring Gull

Thayer's Gull - Larus thayeri

Thayer's Gull

Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus

Great Black-backed Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens

Glaucous-winged Gull

Western Gull - Larus occidentalis

Western Gull

Black-legged Kittiwake - Rissa tridactyla

Black-legged Kittiwake

Red-legged Kittiwake - Rissa brevirostris

Red-legged Kittiwake

Sabine's Gull - Xema sabini

Sabine's Gull

Ross's Gull - Rhodostethia rosea

Ross's Gull

Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni

Heerman's Gull

Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia

Caspian Tern

Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Forster's Tern

Common Tern - Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern
Royal Tern - Sterna maxima Royal Tern   Black Tern - Chlidonias niger Black Tern
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger Black Skimmer      


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