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Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus

Native Species
Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
The Little Gull has a breeding range restricted to the eastern Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin, southern Minnesota, Hudson Bay, and James Bay (Ewins and Weseloh 1999). In Montana, this species has a single record over the past decade.

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range

Western Hemisphere Range


Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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Relative Density


SUMMER (Feb 16 - Dec 14)
Direct Evidence of Breeding

Indirect Evidence of Breeding

No Evidence of Breeding

WINTER (Dec 15 - Feb 15)
Regularly Observed

Not Regularly Observed


(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

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Citation for data on this website:
Little Gull — Hydrocoloeus minutus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from