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"Calls: Todd Wilson http://www.xeno-canto.org/sounds/uploaded/HNJLXSFHYB/ring-billed_gulls-a-xc.mp3"
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"The first Ring-billed Gull recorded on Vancouver Island was at Comox on December 26, 1946"
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"This small gull is generally rare throughout the year on the Central West Coast but numbers have been increasing lately and they are now occasionally common from late July through October, with a slight increase in May. The nearest breeding sites to Vancouver Island are found on the dredge-spoil islands in Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay in Washington. Birds are frequently seen a few miles from the coast in the inner straits but seldom in pelagic waters well off the West Coast."
Greg
"This species is only regular on the central east coast and only common at Cowichan Bay and in the vicinity of Courtenay and Comox where it is most numerous during the winter months (indicated with black pointers). Although thought of as a winter visitant it is scarce at that season elsewhere. It is a vagrant on the Southwest Coast during every season but summer, very rare in the Alberni Lowlands, and a vagrant on the northern West Coast and at Triangle Island."
Greg
"available food resources. The Ring-billed Gull is a fairly rare to uncommon migrant to bays, lagoons, estuaries, seasonally flooded fields, and freshwater lakes along the Southeast Coastal Lowlands and on the Northeast Coast of Vancouver Island from mid-July through early November and most common in July and August when the majority of immature birds are present. Rare stragglers occur in every month and are usually adults."
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