For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
Most recent UK and Irish reports of Black-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Georgia Germany Greenland Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Spain Svalbard Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
Tricky Gulls: How to Separate Bonaparte's and Black-headed Gull
Gull-watching can be good fun and one of the rarer species to look out for is the Bonaparte's Gull. This lovely Nearctic gull has a number of subtle differences from the similar Black-headed Gull in all plumages. log in
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