Monday, April 3, 2017

ebird gull media upload

eBird checklists with photos! If you haven't used the ebird media database yet, I encourage you to do so! It's 2 million photos (& growing), and is an unbelievable tool when researching an unusual bird you've observed/photographed...

I use it so much, that I must also do my part, and kicked it off by uploading one of my favourite subjects: GULLS!

Check it out here:

The odd mundane gull pic appears every once in a while, but for the most part I think they have something to offer... Hopefully they updated the "search options" in the future for added refinement (eg, "third winter Herring Gull")... But it's still pretty awesome...

I've tried to only paste an "active" link once, but occasionally I highlighted the same one twice when two really cool/unusual birds were photographed at the same date/site... I have a bunch more Glaucous/Iceland/Lesser Black-backed style photos, but have unfortunately lost my gusto to continue uploading them... At least the *good* stuff is online (until someone from eBird invalidates them!)...  Now enjoy this blog filler! -

Sabine's Gull: (same bird, next day) (a dult)

Black-legged Kittiwake:

Bonaparte's Gull: (dark morph)

Little Gull:

Franklin's Gull: (same as a LIGU link)

Laughing Gull: (really bad)

Great Black-backed Gull:

Great Black-backed X Herring / Herring:

Great Black-backed X Herring Hybrid (Great Lakes Gull):

Great Black-backed X Glaucous Hybrid: (super excited to see this in ON)

Herring/Thayer's Gull:

Herring Gull: (nutty bird) (massive amount of white in the wingtips) (massive white apical spots) (tailband alert)

VEGA (Herring) Gull:

Herring X Lesser Black-backed Hybrid: (2w) (the SAME BIRD a YEAR LATER)

Herring X Lesser Black-backed Hybrid / Herring Gull:

Lesser Black-backed Gull:

Lesser Black-backed / Yellow-legged Gull: (duh same bird)

Herring / Herring X California Gull Hybrid:

Herring X California Gull Hybrid:

California Gull: (same bird) (new bird)

Black-tailed Gull:

Ring-billed Gull:

Ring-billed / Ring-billed X Laughing (?):

Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull:


Thayer's X Iceland Gull: (same bird as above, dif date)

Thayer's Gull:

Nelson's Inuk Gull (Glaucous X Herring):

Glaucous Gull: - barrovianus candidate

Glaucous-winged Gull:


  1. It is nice to have photos to go along with eBird checklists.
    That "anonymous" guy sure gets around!

    1. Anonymous birders... No affiliation to these guys: