Laughing Gull (BC's FIRST!) twitch in Sidney!

This is the first photo documented record of this species in BC, thereby making it the first official record for the Province. The bird was first found yesterday by Kerry Finley. This bird is a second cycle bird. It was found at Roberts Bay at the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Sidney, BC. The last Laughing Gull I saw was in January in San Diego, CA so was super cool to see this rare bird close to home! WA state got a Laughing Gull as well but it was deemed a different bird than ours.

Laughing Gull in BC - Photo: Melissa Hafting

You can read more about this sighting at my other blog the BC RBA HERE


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