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Birds Gulls Skuas and Terns

Group: 
Birds

From the iconic birds of the seaside with their laughing calls and boisterous behaviour to species seen only distantly out at sea from the shore

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Arctic Skua

Stercorarius parasiticus

Long-tailed Skua

Stercorarius longicaudus

Pomarine Skua

Stercorarius pomarinus

Great Skua

Catharacta skua

Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

Little Gull

Larus minutus

Sabines Gull

Larus sabini

Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis

Iceland Gull

Larus Glaucoides

Glaucous Gull

Larus hyperboreus

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

Common Gull

Larus canus

Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

Little Tern

Sterna albifrons

Black Tern

Chlidonias niger

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Bonapartes Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarernsis

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Kumliens Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Franklins Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Ross,s Gull Rhodostethia rosea

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

There are no nature notes for this species