Forster’s Tern

Hey guys welcome back. Sometimes when you see a word, you read it wrong. And then you keep reading it wrong until one day you notice it's not spelled the way you've been reading it. At first you wonder if you're seeing a typo, then you realize you were wrong the whole time! For a... Continue Reading →

Least Tern

Hey guys, welcome back. Wow, it's September already! This year is really flying by, while at the same time feeling like it's lasting forever! Well, today we have another tern species; the least tern. The least tern is the smallest North American tern; only a little larger than a blue jay. Like many other terns,... Continue Reading →

Glaucous Gull

Hey guys, welcome back. Today, a massive gull; the glaucous gull. While we did the largest gull species in the world some time back, the glaucous is a very very close second. In fact, while the great black-backed gull is on average larger, occasional individual glaucous gulls can get bigger. The glaucous gull is on... Continue Reading →

Common Tern

Hey guys welcome back. And Happy Valentine's Day to those of you out there that care enough to celebrate. I'll be doing so by heading to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for a lecture about one of my favorite bird genera, the corvids (crow, jays, ravens, etc.) Today is our second tern species, the... Continue Reading →

Laughing Gull

Hey guys welcome back! What's so funny? I hear laughing! Oh, that's just today's bird, the laughing gull. They get their name because their call does, in fact, sound a bit like laughter. If you guys remember way back when we did our other gulls, I mentioned that gulls can loosely be divided into two... Continue Reading →

Great Black-backed Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! The Great Black-backed Gull. On average, these guys are the largest gull species in the world (I say on average, as individuals can vary in size, and the number two gull, the Glaucous Gull, can occasionally have individuals larger.) It's hard to really convey the size of these guys. Picture a... Continue Reading →

Herring Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! We are nearing the end of our waterbirds themed month of February! Today is our second of three gulls in a row; the Herring Gull. These gulls are fairly large sized gulls, noticeably larger than the Ring-billed Gull from last post, but smaller than the Great Black-backed Gull. They are typical... Continue Reading →

Ring-billed Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we look at the ever popular Seagull! Wait... what's that? What do you mean there's no such thing? Of course there is, everyone has heard of... what? You sure? Huh. That's right, gang, there's no such bird with a species name "seagull." The term is a sort of blanket term... Continue Reading →

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