Photo Credit: Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Larus argentatus

STATUS: Occasional breeder. Common in winter, spring, and fall, and rare in summer in Gulf Coast and Tennessee Valley regions. In Mountain and Inland Coastal Plain regions, uncommon in winter, and rare to uncommon in spring and fall. Low Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found in the Gulf and on bays, beaches, rivers, lakes, and garbage dumps.