2014), while Lesser Black-backed Gulls are increasing in Greenland (Boertmann, 2008) and Ivory Gulls
Pagophila eburnea have declined in both Canada (Gilchrist et al.
Those birds that seem clearly to have changed their status over the period covered are Ivory Gull
(Pagophila eburnea), a regular visitor in the 1970s but not seen since 2003; Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), not seen in the 1970s, but seen frequently since 2000; and Baird's Sandpiper, recorded only once in the 1970s, but seen regularly since 2000 and proven to breed twice (Fig.
Sabine's gull (Xema sabini), Ross's gull (Rhodostethia rosea) and ivory gull
Mallory and Gilchrist (2005) noted that ivory gulls
(Pagophila eburnea) were observed at Cape Vera, and at St.
I travel the country to see rare birds and on December 31 I went with friends all the way to Montrose Basin in the north of Scotland to see a young spotted ivory gull
Key words: ivory gull
, Pagophila eburnea, Nunavut, banding
Pure white plumage, black legs and eyes, and a yellow tip to its greenish bill make the ivory gull
a most striking bird and the last time it was seen in our region was 100 years ago.
ALAN Davies of the RSPB, the Daily Post's own bird expert says: "This beautiful Arctic vagrant, the ivory gull
, an inhabitant of the Artic Ocean, was found feeding on the carcass of a porpoise.
the bowhead whale in Franz Josef Land and the ivory gull
in Severnaya Zemlya (de Korte and Belikov, 1994; Volkov and de Korte, 1996).
TWITCHERS from all over the UK swooped on a North Wales beach to catch a rare glimpse of the first adult ivory gull
to be seen in Wales or England since 1954.
This study describes the patterns of ivory gull
use of the North Water polynya, a large polynya that occurs every year near ivory gull
breeding sites on Ellesmere Island.
Like the other two true Arctic gull species, Sabine's gull (Xema sabini) and to a lesser degree ivory gull
(Pagophila eburnea), Ross's gull shows a strong preference for nesting in the vicinity of arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) colonies in Greenland.