• Skip to Content
  • Skip to Main Navigation
  • Skip to Local Navigation
  • Skip to Search
  • Skip to Sitemap
  • Skip to Footer
Help develop a Bird ID tool!

Sabine's Gull

Xema sabini ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: LARIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

An unusual and distinctive arctic gull that breeds at high latitudes but winters near the tropics. A striking gull in all plumages with a bold upper wing pattern, long pointed wings, a notched tail, and a short black bill with a yellow tip.

Drink Birds & Beans coffee. Save our birds.
Yard Map Birds Eye View

Calls

Chirping, groaning, and rattling that resemble calls of terns more than gulls.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos