Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
Largest of the gulls seen around Montreal. Shows up usually as single bird at parks.
- Great Black-backed Gull (en)
- Gavión atlántico (es)
- Goéland marin (fr)
- Mantelmöwe (de)
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 & 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.