News: A new bird for New Zealand – laughing gull

New Zealand's first laughing gull has been accepted by the Birds New Zealand Records Appraisal Committee after being identified in December in the Bay of Plenty.

7 March 2017

Christmas arrived two days early for Waikato bird-watchers Annette Taylor and David Riddell when they spotted New Zealand's first laughing gull.

Read Colin Miskelly's blog for the whole story

A laughing gull sat on a post


New Zealand’s first laughing gull, Opotiki wharf, January 2017. Photograph by Thomas Musson, New Zealand Birds Online