Glaucous Gull  ( Goéland bourgmestre )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Larus hyperboreus

Description:    Immature Glaucous Gull fighting with a dead fish partially frozen in the ice.
Photo Date:   April 24, 2008


Gowganda Lake


Gertrude Trudel

General Notes


Abundance: Uncommon Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

Mar. 15

Typical fall arrival:

Nov. 24
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

Apr. 24

Typical fall departure:

Dec. 22

Documented Observations


April 25, 1965. Two observed in Casey Township by members of the Kirkland Lake Nature Club.

December 22, 1998. One observed at during the Christmas Bird Count at the New Liskeard Dump.

December 15, 2001. One observed at Haileybury Dump by Barry Kinch.

April 24, 2008. One immature observed and photographed by Gertrude Trudel in Gowganda.

December 6, 2008. Six immature gulls observed and photographed by Michael Werner at the New Liskeard Marina..