Though often called seagulls some gulls live in the interior regions of the country. Adult gulls are often white or gray with black markings. The juveniles tend to be brown and gray and not as handsome as an adult. A young gull may take 1 to 4 years to achieve the distinctive marking of an adult.
They have very loud and harsh wailing or squawking calls. The gulls displayed on this page are all Ring-billed Gulls. Ring-billed Gulls are seen throughout most of North America. They are identified by their yellow bill with a black ring near the front of the bill. There is no red or yellow spot on their bill.
Gulls are carnivores, either eating live food or scavenge opportunistically.
Gulls are found in large groups.
Gulls weigh in from 3.8 oz to 4.2 oz. and are 11.5 to 30 inches tall depending on the species. I always fascinated in how light most birds are even though they look big.
I will never forget my first time I "really" saw a gull when I was in Rhode Island. It shocked me that the gull came above my knee.