Gulls in Amsterdam

Herring Gull - Larus argentatus New! Highlights

Visitors who do not wish to browse through all species below can check out the most interesting birds in this section.

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Pictures of all age categories, including ringed graellsii and intermedius. Also several possible fuscus.

Heuglin's Gull - Larus heuglini Heuglin's Gulls

Pictures of a few candidate 2cy Heuglin's Gulls and unidentifiable 'lesser black-backed gulls'. Also see Identification of 2cy Heuglin's Gull in W Europe.

Herring Gull - Larus argentatus Herring Gulls

Pictures of all age categories, including ringed argenteus and argentatus and a yellow-legged ad from the Baltic region.

ad Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis Yellow-legged Gulls

A broad selection of pictures of Yellow-legged Gulls in Amsterdam, especially 1cy birds. Also includes pictures of a ringed Spanish bird returning annually and an Italian juvenile.

Caspian Gull - Larus cachinnans Caspian Gulls

Pictures of, among others, the first Caspian Gull for Amsterdam and no less than three ringed birds—two from Poland and one from the Ukraine.

Hybrid gulls Hybrids gulls

Some probable and definite hybrids involving the species above.

Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus Glaucous Gulls

Although there are 30+ records in Amsterdam, in recent years this species was a rarity. That is, until 2008, when three 2cy birds appeared within a few months!

Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides Iceland Gulls

Pictures of three first winters. A rarity with only 12 records in Amsterdam.

Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gulls

Over 10 ringed ad ridibundus (most of them wintering at the Erasmusgracht), several leucistic birds, plus pictures of a colony in Amsterdam ZO.

Mediterranean Gull - Larus melanocephalus Mediterranean Gulls

A species that is becoming increasingly more common in and around Amsterdam.