Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Aves > Charadriiformes > Laridae
Names in different Languages
|English||Great Black-backed Gull|
Largest of the gulls seen around Montreal. Shows up usually as single bird at parks.
How to Identify
Identifiable by the dark grey back and red point on the yellow beak. Larger than the more common Ring-billed gull which as a light grey back and black ring around the beak.
Where When to Spot
I see this bird all year around except winter. Usually sitting on a rock surrounded by water. I haven't seen this species within flocks of other gulls.
|2021-08-17||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|
|2019-05-09||Parc de la Frayère|
|2018-03-31||Parc de la Frayère|
|2016-10-15||Parc des Rapides|