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Photo by Ben Sandifer

Little Gull - White Rock Lake Spillway, Dallas Co., January 25, 2017



Photo by M.K. McManus-Muldrow

Little Gull - White Rock Lake, Dallas Co., February 14, 2016. Flying below Bonaparte's Gull.



Photo by Fred Land

Little Gull - Dallas Co., December 24, 2014




Photo by Anna Lindqvist

Little Gull - White Rock Lake, Dallas Co., March 17, 2012


Photo by Betsy Baker

Little Gull - White Rock Lake, Dallas Co., March 6, 2012

Photo by Thomas Riecke

This Little Gull picture - with two Bonaparte's Gulls - was taken by Thomas Riecke on March 6, 2006 at the White Rock Lake spillway in Dallas County. Notice the uneven dark smudging on the crown, smaller neck, beak, and overall size.




Photo by Matt White - SSWTP, 2000
Dallas County



Photo by Martin Reid - Lake Benbrook, 1999 Tarrant County

Little Gull - Although sporadic, Little Gulls are occurring with increasing frequency in North-Central Texas, especially around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The top right individual was at Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant in January 2000. It was part of a small invasion that reached the region during that winter and the previous fall. The top left picture was taken from Lake Benbrook, Nov 14-19, 1999.

Photo by Ken Nanney

Little Gull. December 24, 1986. Lake Ray Hubbard. Heath, Rockwall County

Photo by Ken Nanney

Little Gull. December 24, 1986. Lake Ray Hubbard. Heath, Rockwall County


Recently taken off the Texas Review Species List as of September 2012.

Reviewed records by the TBRC for North-central Texas since 1988

Little Gull - 1986/1987 - adult. 22 Dec-21 Feb, Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas/Kaufman,(KL, JMu, TBRC #1987-5, TPRF #572)

Little Gull - One adult (1989-1, TPRF #744) at Mountain Creek Lake, Dallas from 6-17 December 1988 (MH, CH)

Little Gull - One adult was at Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas on 25 November 1990 (BG, PB; 1990-146).

Little Gull - One adult was photographed in east Fort Worth, Tarrant during its stay 
6-21 March 1992 (JWS, CH; 1992-43, TPRF #1102). 
Little Gull - At  least one adult was at White Rock Lake, Dallas from 5-27 February 1993
 (RA, NA, RRa, MAu; 1993-23).

Little Gull - One adult at White Rock Lake, Dallas, on 2 December 1995(KR; 1996-49).

Little Gull - One at Lake Arlington, Tarrant, on 15-16 March 1996 (CH; 1996-46).

Little Gull - A juvenal plumaged bird at Lake Benbrook, Tarrant, from 14-19 November
1999 (MR,ShC, JWS, JMc, GL, BFr, EC; 1999-97; TPRF 1755).
Little Gull - One at South Side Water Treatment Plant, Dallas, from 14-21 January 2000
(MW,B&JRi; 2000-2; TPRF 1792).

Little Gull - One at Hagerman NWR, Grayson, from 17-18January 2000 (GC, WM;
2000-6; TPRF 1776).

Little Gull - One at Lake Worth, Tarrant,from 18-19 November 2001 (JMc, MR; 2002-2).
Little Gull - a first-winter bird at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, on 4 December 2004 
(MWh; 2005-21). 

Little Gull - One second-winter bird at Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall/Dallas on 16
December 2004 (BG,DH;2004-116).


Little Gull - One adult at Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas on 11 November 2005 (BG; 2005-130; TPRF 2355).  Little Gull - One adult at Lake Ray Hubbard and White Rock Lake, Dallas. from 23-27 February 2006 (BG,DDC, TR; 2006-26; TPRF 2376).
Little Gull - An adult at Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas, on 10 December 2006 (GC;2006-113; 
TPRF 2457). 

Little Gull - Two at White Rock Lake, Dallas, from 28 December 2006-19 March 2007 (BG, MR; 2007-04; TPRF 2465).

Little Gull - One adult at Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas, on 16 December 2007 (BG, PA;
2007-95; TPRF 2526). Little Gull - One adult at Lake Lavon, Collin, on 26 December 2007 (GB; 2007-100).

Little Gull - One adult at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, on 15 January 2008 (MW; 2008-12; 
TPRF 2537).
Little Gull - An adult at White Rock Lake, Dallas, from 1-8 March 2008 (RSt; 2008-14; 
TPRF 2538).

Little Gull - An adult at White Rock Lake, Dallas, from 8 December 2009-5 March 2010
(CR, LHo; 2009-102; TPRF 2785).



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