Ross’s Gull

Rhodostethia rosea

This adult Ross's Gull, present in Torbay on April 29-30, 2014, was enjoyed by many local birders. - Photo: Bruce Mactavish

This adult Ross’s Gull, present in Torbay on April 29-30, 2014, was enjoyed by many local birders.
– Photo: Bruce Mactavish

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Breeds in the high arctic of northernmost Canada and northeastern Siberia. It winters in the far north and is rarely observed further south.

Record Details: Eight records for Newfoundland:

  1. The first record was an adult, shot by a hunter in Fogo on December 18, 1976.
  2. An immature was spotted off Trepassey on May 11, 1985.
  3. An adult (or possibly 2nd winter) was at Stephenville on January 3-4, 1986.
  4. An adult was observed ~3km offshore from L’Anse aux Meadows in September 1986.
  5. Another adult was present at L’Anse aux Meadows from August 9-11, 1991.
  6. An adult was convincingly reported from Cow Head on December 13, 1991.
  7. A breeding plumaged adult was observed at Ramea in June 1993.
  8. A breeding plumaged adult was seen and photographed at Torbay on April 29-30, 2014.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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