Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Linnaeus, 1758  Synonyms: LAGU.

Status:

Abundant on the coastal plain in summer. They become uncommon and then very rare as one moves west from the coastal plain.

There are 230 records in the project database.

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Dropping in at Fort Smallwood in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/15/2012). - Bill Hubick.

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Laughing Gulls in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/18/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Laughing Gull in flight at Fort Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

Laughing Gull in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/16/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Laughing Gull in Kent Co., Maryland (10/7/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A juvenile Laughing Gull at the Ocean City Inlet, Maryland (7/23/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Laughing Gull in Harford Co., Maryland (9/10/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A flyover Laughing Gull in Howard Co., Maryland (8/22/2015). If you're in Howard County or west, always try to get a documentation photo of Laughing Gulls. They quickly become rare west of the coastal plain. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A leucistic Laughing Gull at Sandy Point SP, Maryland (9/16/2013). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

An adult Laughing Gull at Chincoteague NWR, Virginia (4/12/2012). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

An adult Laughing Gull at Chincoteague NWR, Virginia (4/12/2012). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Laughing Gull and Forster's Terns in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/2/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)


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