Ivory Gulls in Massachusetts
January 2009

Eastern Point in Gloucester, Massachusetts (January 18, 2009)

A special thanks to Jeff and Amy Davis for the above photo
During Winter 2008-09, ivory gulls were sighted in Plymouth and Gloucester in Massachusetts. Those were possibly the first ivory gulls to be seen in Massachusetts since the 1880s. Normally, ivory gulls reside in the Arctic region and rarely come south of the Bering Sea or Canada's Maritime Provinces.

Source of information: Eric Williams, "Birders flock to rare ivory gull in Plymouth," Cape Cod Times, January 23, 2009.
Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts (January 23, 2009)

Photo by Joseph F. Cavanaugh III, Mr. Cavanaugh's photo stream can be found at:

Plymouth, Massachusetts (January 20, 2009)

A special thanks to Mark Faherty for the above photo
Gloucester, Massachusetts (January 17, 2009)

A special thanks to Jeremiah Trimble for the above photo
Plymouth, Massachusetts (January 21, 2009)

A special thanks to B. Matthew Good for the above photo