Large Gulls

Iceland Gull - adult




California Gull (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - August, 2016

California Gull (adult) - Santa Barbara, CA - April, 2011 and Bear River NWR, UT - March, 2017

California Gull (breeding adult in flight) - Antelope Island, Utah - March, 2017

California Gull (nonbreeding adult in flight) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

California Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Salton Sea, California - June, 2006

California Gull (2nd cycle) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

California Gull (1st cycle) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

California Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

California Gull (juvenile) - Monterey Bay, California - August, 1995


Herring Gull (adult) - Hammond Marina, Hammond, Indiana - March, 2003

Herring Gull (adult in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010

Herring Gull (3rd cycle) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010

Herring Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010

Herring Gull (2nd cycle) - Hammond Marina, Hammond, Indiana - March, 2003

Herring Gull (2nd cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010

Herring Gull (1st cycle) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2002

Herring Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010

Herring Gull (juvenile) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August and July, 2017

Vega Herring Gull (adult) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - June, 2016

Vega Herring Gull (1st cycle) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - June, 2016

Albino Herring Gull - Michigan City Harbor, Indiana - October, 2001

Herring Gull (adult with dark eyes!) - Michigan City Harbor, Indiana - March, 2003

Herring Gull (limited black primaries) - Portage Lakefront Park, Porter County, IN - January, 2013

Herring Gull (limited black primaries) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, IN - January, 2012

Herring Gull (limited black primaries) - Portage Lakefront Park, Porter County, IN - March, 2009


Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, Michigan City, IN - Dec., 2001 and Jan., 2004

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, Michigan city, IN - Feb., 2005 and Jan., 2004

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (adult in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, IN - December, 2010 and Hammond Marina, IN - February, 2011

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (3rd cycle) - Lake Michigan

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (3rd cycle in flight) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2015

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (3rd cycle in flight) - Calumet Park, IL - November, 2013 and Michigan City, LaPorte County, IN - December, 2010

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (2nd cycle) - Miller Beach, Lake County, IN - November, 2017 and Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, IN - December, 2010

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (2nd cycle in flight) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2010

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (2nd cycle in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - November, 2017

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (1st cycle) - Lake Michigan Lakefront, Indiana

Iceland Gull "Thayer's form" (1st cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana


*Kumlien's Iceland Gull (adult in flight) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2009

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (adult) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, Indiana - January, 2015

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (adult in flight) - Port of Indiana, Porter County, Indiana - February, 2012

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (adult) - Lake County, Indiana - January, 2002 and February, 2015

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2002

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (adult with entirely white primaries) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2001

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Three Rivers, St. Joe County, Michigan - February, 2017

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (2nd cycle) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, IN - January, 2006 and Constantine, St. Joe County, MI - February, 2017

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (2nd cycle in flight) - Constantine, St. Joe County, MI - February, 2017

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (1st cycle) - Michigan City Harbor, Michigan City, IN - October, 2013 and December, 2003, and Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, IN - February and March, 2014

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - March, 2014 and February, 2014

Kumlien's Iceland Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010


Putative Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides glaucoides (adult) - Three Rivers, St. Joe County, Michigan - January, 2017


Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult) - New Buffalo and Constantine, Michigan

Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult in flight) - New Buffalo, Berrien County, MI - November, 2015 and Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, IN - December, 2013 and March, 2013

Lesser Black-backed Gull (unusually pale adult) - Jeorse Park, E. Chicago, Indiana - November, 2002

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3rd cycle) - Constantine, St. Joe County, Michigan - February, 2017

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Whiting Park, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2010

Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd cycle) - Northwest Indiana and Southern Michigan

Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd cycle in flight) - Port of Indiana, Porter County, IN - December, 2013 and Hammond Marina, IN - February, 2011

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1st cycle) - Indiana Dunes State Park, IN - October, 2004 and Berrien County, MI - December, 2004 and November, 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Constantine, St. Joe County and New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan


Slaty-backed Gull (adult) - Port of Indiana, Porter County, Indiana - February 20, 2016


Yellow-footed Gull (3rd cycle) - Salton Sea, California - June, 2006


Western Gull (adult) - Ventura, CA - June, 2006 and Moss Landing, CA - April, 2012

Western Gull (adult in flight) - Ventura, California - June, 2006

Western Gull (3rd cycle) - Ventura, California - June, 2006

Western Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

Western Gull (2nd cycle) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

Western Gull (2nd cycle in flight) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

Western Gull (worn 1st summer) - Ventura, California - June, 2006

Western Gull (juvenile molting into 1st winter) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

Western Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017


Glaucous-winged Gull (adult) - Bodega Bay, California - April, 2012

Glaucous-winged Gull (2nd cycle) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016

Glaucous-winged Gull (1st cycle) - Moss Landing, CA - April, 2012 and Santa Barbara, CA - April, 2011


Glaucous Gull (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, Indiana - February, 2002

Glaucous Gull (adult in flight) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2010 and January, 2013

Glaucous Gull (3rd cycle) - Lake County, Indiana - March, 2014 and February, 2003

Glaucous Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, IN - March, 2014 and Ogden Dunes, Porter County, IN - February, 2009

Glaucous Gull (2nd cycle) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, IN - Feb., 2010 and Jan., 2013, and Michigan City Harbor, IN - Dec., 2010

Glaucous Gull (2nd cycle in flight) - Indiana Lake Michigan Lakefront

Glaucous Gull (1st cycle) - Three Rivers, St. Joe County, MI and Michigan City Harbor, La Porte County, IN

Glaucous Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010


"Nelson's Gull" (Glaucous X Herring Gull hybrid - adult) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - March, 2013 and Calumet Park, IL - December, 2013


Great Black-backed Gull (adult) - Jeorse Park, Indiana - January, 2002

Great Black-backed Gull (adult in flight) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - January, 2015

Great Black-backed Gull (3rd cycle) - Lake County, Indiana

Great Black-backed Gull (3rd cycle in flight) - Miller Beach and Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana

Great Black-backed Gull (2nd cycle) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, IN - November, 2014 and Outer Banks, NC - May, 2017

Great Black-backed Gull (2nd cycle in flight) - Outer Banks, NC - May, 2017 and Ogden Dunes, Porter County, IN - February, 2009

Great Black-backed Gull (1st cycle) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, Indiana - January, 2006 and January, 2004

Great Black-backed Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Indiana Lake Michigan Lakefront

Putative aberrant Great Black-backed Gull (adult) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, Indiana - January, 2014


Putative Great Black-backed Gull X Herring Gull hybrid (adult) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2017

Putative Great Black-backed Gull X Herring Gull hybrid (adult) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - January, 2015

Putative Great Black-backed Gull X Herring Gull hybrid (adult) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - March, 2014

Putative hybrid Glaucous X Great Black-backed Gull or aberrant Great Black-backed (adult) - Port of Indiana, Porter County, IN - January, 2011, and February, 2012, and Miller Beach - January, 2013

Putative hybrid Glaucous X Great Black-backed Gull (1st cycle) - Whiting Refinery Beach, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2016

Putative hybrid Gull (1st cycle) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - November 13, 2014

Putative hybrid Gull (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - November 13, 2014

Putative hybrid Gull (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December 8, 2012

Putative hybrid Gull (adult) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December 26, 2010

Putative hybrid Gull (adult) - Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana - January 3, 2004

Putative hybrid Gull (adult) - Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, Indiana - October, 2004


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