California Gull

Larus californicus

Photo © by Michael Plagens

Resting on a sandy beach near Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. 3 March 2012.

The habitat of California Gulls during the summer breeding months is mostly fresh water lakes in north and western North America. The winter months are spent in coastal areas of California and Mexico. The Salton Sea and the lower Colorado River are also used as wintering grounds.

Winter Migrant on Coasts

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