The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
The Washington Gap Analysis Project could not find any historical research records (i.e., Breeding Bird Atlas, Breeding Bird Survey, Bird Banding and Recovery) for 73 species of birds. The Laughing Gull is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This three-year gull can be found year-around along the southeast coast and Florida. It is very rare inland except at Salton Sea. It nests on the east coast from Nova Scotia to Florida.Text edited by Gussie Litwer