Gulls, Terns & Seabirds
What Is a Gull?
Gulls are some of the most easily recognized birds, but what makes a gull a gull?
Types of Seabirds
When most birders think of seabirds, they imagine a lone bird soaring over endless waves. While that image is accurate for many seabirds,...
What Is a Seabird?
Understanding what makes a seabird a seabird can help birders appreciate the adaptations and uniqueness of these marine birds.
The Arctic tern is one of the world's most spectacular migrants, but how much do you know about this elegant bird's life? Includes details about reproduction, feeding, habitat, and how to see Arctic terns.
Detailed bird profile of the Atlantic puffin: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation tips for Atlantic puffins.
Unmistakable with its unique bill, the black skimmer is a relatively common coastal bird. Learn more about these unusual birds, including feeding, reproduction, range and conservation information.
Though often found inland, the double-crested cormorant relies on healthy fish populations and plenty of open water. Learn more about these unique and widespread cormorants.
Detailed bird profile of the herring gull: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction.
The laughing gull is named for its distinct laughing call, but savvy birders know what small details to look for to help identify laughing gulls even without hearing them.
A pirate in the air, the magnificent frigatebird truly is magnificent to see. Learn more about this graceful seabird, including its unique reproduction, beautiful plumage and the threats it faces.
The razorbill is a distinct auk with a thick bill, but where can you see these birds and how unique is their behavior?
Detailed bird profile of the ring-billed gull: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction.
Detailed bird profile of the sooty shearwater: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for seeing sooty shearwaters...