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Ivory Gull - Pagophila eburnea

Native Species
Accidental Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SNA
(see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Species is Accidental and conservation status ranks are not applicable
General Description
Ivory Gull is typically distributed along coastlines of the Arctic Ocean in North America and parts of Europe and Asia (Mallory et al. 2020). It is an accidental species rarely observed in Montana. In fact, the species was not confirmed to be present in the state until 2019 when a single immature individual was observed along Flathead Lake.

Species Range

Western Hemisphere Range


Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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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:
Ivory Gull — Pagophila eburnea.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from