Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Glaucus-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens


From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Adults have white heads and bodies, pink legs, brown eyes, gray backs, and white wing tips. Their heads are heavily flecked with gray in winter. Recently fledged juveniles are dark-brownish gray. The plumage becomes lighter each year to age 4, when adult coloration is acquired and they first begin breeding. Adults typically live about 10 years and average 23 to 26 inches (58-66 cm) in length


Near the ocean from the South Western Alaska coast to the coast of Washington.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2017
Submitted on May 20, 2017

Related Spottings

Larus ridibundus Ring-billed Gull Heuglin's Gull Ring-Billed Gull

Nearby Spottings

Harbor Seal Steller Sea Lion Fireweed Petrified Trees
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team