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Sabine's Gull


Photo by John Allendorf

Sabine's Gull - Tarrant Co., September 9, 2017



Photo by Harry Forbes

Sabine's Gull - Wichita Co., September 21, 2012



Photo by Harry Forbes

Sabine's Gull - Wichita Co., September 21, 2012


Photo by Matt White

Sabine's Gull  - This bird was discovered at Greenville City Lakes, Hunt County. It was a first record for that county during its stay from November 18-29, 1997

Photo by Matt White

Sabine's Gull - This first basic Sabine's Gull, found at Lake Tawakoni on August 29, 1996, furnished a second record for both Lake Tawakoni and Rains County.  Found during a heavy rainstorm, it was seen for only one day.  It provided only the seventh record for North-central Texas and remains the earliest fall migrant in the region
 

Photo by Peter Billingham

Sabine's Gull (1st-basic) December 14, 1994, Lake Tawakoni, Van Zandt County, TX. This first basic Sabine's Gull, which was present at Lake Tawakoni from December 14 - 26, 1994, provided the first record for the lake and one of the latest inland records ever for North America.   Initially located with a flock of Bonaparte's Gulls in a flooded field below the dam in the Sabine River basin in Van Zandt County (where this photograph was taken on December 14) it was later found on the lake itself in both Rains and Van Zandt counties



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

Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)(18.  One juvenal bird (1988-208) at Lake Benbrook, Tarrant from 18-20 October 1986 (CH, RDC).

Sabine's Gull - One juvenal (or first-winter?) bird (1989-13) at Mountain Creek Lake, Dallas on 10 December 1988 (KN). This record represents the only accepted winter record for Texas and probably only the second winter record for the United States.

Sabine's Gull -  One juvenal plumaged bird was at Hagerman NWR, Grayson on 12 
October 1990 (RC, BV;
1990-134).

Sabine's Gull - One was photographed at Lake Grapevine, Denton/Tarrant during its stay 30 September - 6  October 1993 (EW, MP, CH; 1993-125, TPRF #1172)

Sabine's Gull - One adult was at Lake Grapevine, Tarrant / Denton from 30 September - 1 October 1994 (EW, MP; 1994-157) providing one of the few records of an adult in Texas.

Sabine's Gull - One was photographed at Lake Tawakoni, Rains on 29 August 1996 (MW; 1996-116, TPRF #1444).

Sabine's Gull - One at Lake Tawakoni, Van Zandt, on 5 October  1996, (JWS,RK; 1996-124).

Sabine's Gull - Up to five at Lake Lewisville, Denton, from 11-17 September 1998 (RGr, JWS, BSt, LH; 1998-128; TPRF 1613).

Sabine's Gull - Two at Lake Tawakoni, Van Zandt, from 12-13 September 1998 (M&KWh; 1998-131).

Sabine's Gull - One at Lake Tawakoni, Van Zandt & Rains, on 3 October 1998 (MWh; 1999-8).

Sabine’s Gull was removed from the TBRC Review List on 13 November 1999.



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