GULLS & TERNS OF THE WORLD- Click on the photo to see an enlarged image
Many years ago, when I first started birding abroad, I set myself a target to see all the gull species in the world, primarily as a focus in deciding where to travel. This is because they are one of only a few bird families which breed on every continent. I achieved my aim several years ago, although there are one or two which I haven't managed a decent photograph of, such as Armenian Gull; two of the most attractive gulls I've only seen as vagrants to Britain, namely Ivory and Ross's. Obviously Ann and I have co-incidentally seen most terns as well, so I've included these. Gull taxonomy seems to be in a permanent state of flux, I believe I have seen all potential future splits, but the total number has increased by at least five species since I started my quest.
I am trying to photograph every species of wildfowl in the world, as in our travels to see seabirds and waders I found we were coming across many species.
DOLPHIN GULL PACIFIC GULL BAND-TAILED GULL OLROG'S GULL BLACK-TAILED GULL
GREY GULL HEERMAN'S GULL WHITE-EYED GULL SOOTY GULL COMMON GULL
AUDOUIN'S GULL RING-BILLED GULL CALIFORNIA GULL GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL KELP GULL
CAPE GULL GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL WESTERN GULL YELLOW-FOOTED GULL GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL KUMLIEN'S GULL THAYER'S GULL HERRING GULL VEGA GULL
AMERICAN HERRING GULL CASPIAN GULL YELLOW-LEGGED GULL LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL BALTIC GULL
SLATY-BACKED GULL PALLAS' or GREAT BLACK-HEADED GULL BROWN-HEADED GULL GREY-HEADED GULL HARTLAUB'S GULL
SILVER GULL BLACK-BILLED GULL BROWN-HOODED GULL BLACK-HEADED GULL SLENDER-BILLED GULL
BONAPARTE'S GULL SAUNDER'S GULL ANDEAN GULL MEDITERRANEAN GULL RELICT GULL
LAVA GULL LAUGHING GULL FRANKLIN'S GULL LITTLE GULL IVORY GULL
ROSS' GULL SABINE'S GULL SWALLOW-TAILED GULL BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE RED-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
BROWN NODDY BLACK NODDY GREY NODDY WHITE TERN SOOTY TERN
GREY-BACKED TERN BRIDLED TERN LITTLE TERN LEAST TERN YELLOW-BILLED TERN
LARGE-BILLED TERN GULL-BILLED TERN AUSTRALIAN GULL-BILLED TERN CASPIAN TERN INCA TERN
WHISKERED TERN WHITE-WINGED TERN BLACK TERN AMERICAN BLACK TERN BLACK-FRONTED TERN
WHITE-FRONTED TERN ROSEATE TERN BLACK-NAPED TERN COMMON TERN ARCTIC TERN
SOUTH AMERICAN TERN ANTARCTIC TERN FORSTER'S TERN SNOWY-CROWNED TERN WHITE-CHEEKED TERN
ROYAL TERN SWIFT TERN SANDWICH TERN CABOT'S TERN CAYENNE TERN
A ELEGANT TERN A LESSER CRESTED TERN A

AA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
ALAN & ANN TATE
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