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Bird Watching (UK) - - Species Ross’s Gull -

Since Bu­turlin’s dis­cov­ery, Ross’s Gulls have been found breed­ing in other wet­lands bor­der­ing Siberian rivers. A tiny pop­u­la­tion has been known since 1978 from near Churchill, Canada and more re­cently from sev­eral sites in the Cana­dian Arc­tic and Green­land. Un­doubt­edly, more re­main undis­cov­ered in these re­mote re­gions and, for most UK bird­watch­ers, the best chance of see­ing “this rare and mys­te­ri­ous in­hab­i­tant of the un­known north”, as the Nor­we­gian ex­plorer Fridtjof Nansen de­scribed it, is when an­other is seen along our coast­line.

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