Ross’s Gull

Ross's Gull

1974 Newburyport. Photo by Kenneth P. Able

Ross's Gull

1974 Newburyport. Photo by Peter Alden.

3 records

MARC numberDecisionSpecies#LocationCountyArrivalDepartureObserversNotesReport
1974-002ARoss's Gull1Newburyport HarborEssex12/7/19745/6/1975K. Able (ph), P. Alden (ph), P. & F. Buckley (ph)15
1990-007ARoss's Gull1Niles Pond, GloucesterEssex2/1/19902/1/1990Richard Forster*23
1998-005NARoss's Gull1Sandy Neck Beach, BarnstableBarnstable5/13/19985/13/19985


Three records, one reviewed by the Committee. This attractive, small, pink-breasted gull can be a great draw wherever it appears. The famous 1974-1975 bird from Newburyport Harbor was called ‘The Bird of the Century’. To learn the story of this epic record, read the article originally published in the June 1975 edition of American Birds.