Watchable Wildlife Manitoba

Ross's Gull


Ross's Gull

Ross's Gull
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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One of the few places the rare Ross’s Gull can be seen is in Churchill, Manitoba. The Ross’s Gull is a bird of the Arctic pack-ice and tundra of Greenland and Siberia. The discovery of it nesting in Churchill draws birders from around the world.   

It has soft grey wings, black bill and rosy-coloured belly. One of its distinguishing features is its wedge-shaped tail.

If you want to add the Ross’s Gull to your checklist, visit Churchill. The gulls arrive in early June and leave again for the high Arctic in September. If you are lucky you might see one of a handful of birds seen here annually.