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Each pdf shows a list of Northern Ireland records for the species or subspecies indicated.

Gull, Tern & Skua Records


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Species or Subspecies View pdf
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Kittiwake (inland records only) Rissa tridactyla Click here
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Click here
Sabine's Gull Xemi sabini Click here
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Click here
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Click here
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Click here
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Click here
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Click here
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Click here
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Click here
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Click here
Kumlien's Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni Click here
Thayer's Gull Larus glaucoides thayeri Click here
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Click here
Caspian Gull & Caspian x Herring Gull Larus cachinnans Click here
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis Click here
Atlantic Gull Larus michahellis atlantis Click here
Baltic & Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus fuscus / L.f. intermedius Click here

Terns & Skuas

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* Arctic Skua records to be added soon.

Species or Subspecies View pdf
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Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Click here
Sandwich Tern (inland records away from Fermanagh only) Thalasseus sandvicensis Click here
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Click here
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Click here
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Click here
Roseate Tern Sternula albifrons Click here
Arctic Tern (inland records only) Sterna paradisaea Click here
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Click here
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Click here
Great Skua Stercorarius skua Click here
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus Click here
Arctic Skua* Stercorarius parasiticus Click here
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus Click here

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Scientific nomenclature and species order within record groupings follows version 9.1 of the IOC World List:
Gill, F. & Donsker, D. (eds.) 2019. IOC World Bird List. Available from