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Herring Gull - Larus argentatus

Smaller gull, less frequent than the common, very similar Ring-billed gull. Herring gull can be observed within flocks of Ring-billed gulls.

Common Names

  • Herring Gull (en)
  • Gaviota argéntea (es)
  • Goéland argenté (fr)
  • Amerikanische Silbermöwe, Kanadamöwe (de)


  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Larus argentatus

Where & When to Spot

Less common, can be spotted all year long along rivers. I usually see them at Rapids Park Lachine in resting flocks of gulls on elevations within the river.

How to Identify

Although very similar to the Ring-billed gull, the Herring gull can be identified by its red spot on the beak. Size may be another hint as the Herring gull loves to be in flocks of Ring-billed gulls which are smaller.


Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2018-03-31

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f10.0; Iso 720;

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