birdwatchersdigest.com • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ’ 17 • BIRD WATCHER’S DIGEST
That, plus the innate variability in
the appearances of many gull spe-
cies complicated by the gradual
change in plumage that occurs
over the first two or three years
of a gull’s life, make this group
challenging. Many birders tend
to shrug off these challenges,
but if you enjoy trying to solve a
mystery, you can certainly learn to
love the study of gulls. Just don’t
expect to successfully identify 100
percent of the gulls out there!
Q: My wife has a business meeting in Las Vegas and
wants me to come along. I’ve
never been there, but I don’t like
backed gull, little gull, and black-
headed gull. Some gulls native
to North America range more
widely now than a century ago.
These range expansions allow previously isolated species to come
in contact with one another, and
Thayer’s gull is now Iceland gull.
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