A rare visitor of Rapids Park Lachine, beautifully posing for this shot.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

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 and 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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 400


Larus marinus