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Sabine's Gull (Larus sabini) (Xema sabini) | by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith
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Sabine's Gull (Larus sabini) (Xema sabini)

Sabine's Gull are not the easiest bird to find, even leading tours in Nome, AK. I have seen more on the coast of CA than in AK. A number of Sabie's Gulls take an unusual route south during fall migration. They do not follow the ocean, but they do take a route down through the Great Basin Desert. I have seen a few of these birds over Manzanita Lake in Lassen National Park.

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Taken on June 6, 2007