The California Gull breeds from southern Mackenzie Mountains,Canada, east to the Dakotas, south to northern Utah and west to northeastern California. Wintering birds occur from southern Washington and eastern Idaho south, primarily along the Pacific coast to southern Baja California and Colima, Mexico. There are records of vagrants throughout the eastern United States including the Texas Gulf Coast (American Ornithologists’ Union 1983. Checklist of North American Birds. 6th ed. Washington, D.C., Am. Ornithol. Union). There are about 10 reports for Florida where it is still considered unverified due to lack of a specimen or acceptable photographs (Robertson, W. B. and Woolfenden, G.E., Florida Bird Species. 1992. An Annotated List. FI. Ornithol. Soc. Special Pub . #6 . Gainesville).
Author: Robert A. Duncan
Volume Number: 42 Year Published: 1996
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 12
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1996/Vol 42 No. 2_1996_p14-16.pdf
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