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I've enjoyed all the reports of the Ivory Gull with envy.  My life sighting
was a "satisfactory, but not satisfying" view of it in flight, briefly,
over a landfill near Duluth on a fieldtrip at the Sax Zim Bog festival one
cold February.  Might I even dream of this one hanging around for two more
weeks until I am back in Missouri?

Several of you have taken time to share useful ways to keep track of it and
other rare bird sightings.  The following is a truncated version of my
daily ebird rarities alert to which I subscribed on this page.
http://ebird.org/ebird/alerts  You can set preferences to hourly, if you
wish.  The same reports which I've included on the gull are included for
each of the other species.

June Newman




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*** Species Summary:

Tundra Bean-Goose (1 Oregon)
Barnacle Goose (1 Massachusetts, 3 New York)
Tufted Duck (3 California, 1 Massachusetts, 4 Newfoundland and Labrador)
Brown Booby (2 California, 3 Texas)
Gray Heron (1 Florida)
Ivory Gull (19 Illinois, 2 Missouri)
Eurasian Kestrel (1 Nova Scotia)
Aplomado Falcon (2 Texas)
Sinaloa Wren (1 Arizona)
Black-capped Gnatcatcher (1 Arizona)
Rustic Bunting (5 California)
Brambling (3 California)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 11:00 by Mick McHugh
- All America City Park, Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9495971,-91.4172471&ll=39.9495971,-91.4172471
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259738
- Comments: "Continuing white gull, bill yellow tipped, black eye & legs
Ring-bill Gull sized"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2015 12:27 by Marion Miller
- Art Keller Marina, Quinssippi Island Park, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.941894,-91.419837&ll=39.941894,-91.419837
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21254592
- Comments: "Continuing. A brilliant white gull with gray yellow tipped
bill.  Thank you Jason Mullins for this opportunity!
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/54356231@N04/16206867166"
title="Ivory Gull, Guincy IL by Marion Miller, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7533/16206867166_ebbf5d8892.jpg" alt="Ivory
Gull, Guincy IL" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/54356231@N04/16232760745"
title="Ivory Gull, Art Keller Marina by Marion Miller, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7481/16232760745_1ff1c5ab81.jpg" alt="Ivory
Gull, Art Keller Marina" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2015 13:09 by Kirby Adams
- IVGU Stakeout, Marion, Missouri
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9399487,-91.4321494&ll=39.9399487,-91.4321494
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21249958
- Comments: "Precise location of continuing IVGU entered here for personal
state-listing purposes - feel free to invalidate."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2015 12:43 by Micky Louis
- Missouri side of MS River, Marion, Missouri
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9382114,-91.4307117&ll=39.9382114,-91.4307117
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21250268
- Comments: "All white gull with black legs, black bill with yellow tip and
dark eye.  Digiscope photo available"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 10:00 by Landon Neumann
- Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.93565,-91.40985&ll=39.93565,-91.40985
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259480
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the marina on Quinisippi Island. Likes to
hang out on roof and fish around the marina."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 10:00 by Rob Ripma
- Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.93565,-91.40985&ll=39.93565,-91.40985
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259482
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the marina on Quinisippi Island. Likes to
hang out on roof and fish around the marina."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 09:00 by Jeremy Ross
- Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.93565,-91.40985&ll=39.93565,-91.40985
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259452
- Comments: "Same gull. All white, pigeon like in proportion but slightly
larger, of course. Dull colored beak with yellowish tip. Black feet.
Effortless swift flight, buoyant. Skimmed fish from nearby open holes in
the ice around the marina."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 12:30 by sherry leonardo
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259775
- Comments: "seen at marina. saw it sitting, standing, flying and eating a
fish. pure white
gull about the size of a ring-billed with black legs, dark eye and dark
bill with
yellow tip."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 11:10 by Malcolm Gold
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21252485
- Comments: "Continuing Mega Rarity.  Medium sized Gull, all white with
yellow tipped bill.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/16047429078"
title="Ivory Gull by Malcolm Gold, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8571/16047429078_db8733d88e_z.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 11:10 by Jennifer Hammett
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21258967
- Comments: "Continuing Mega Rarity.  Medium sized Gull, all white with
yellow tipped bill. Pictures later."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 10:15 by Lee Elliott
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21254370
- Comments: "Entirely white gull, black eye, yellow tipped bill.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lfelliott/16232715245" title="Ivory
Gull by Lee Elliott, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8652/16232715245_1eed424871.jpg" alt="Ivory
Gull" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 09:35 by Rachael Casey
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21256048
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 09:00 by John Mallery
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21253633
- Comments: "At marina. All white bird, black legs. Bill is dark at base
with yellow tip. Flew several times, and caught two fish. Good views with
scope and binoculars. Observed for 2 hours."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 08:30 by Adam Sell
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21252395
- Comments: "Continuing adult. Many photos. Unreal."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2015 13:40 by Rick Brigham
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259478
- Comments: "Continuing adult bird.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16233958502" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8682/16233958502_359d4d0230_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16208870726" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7530/16208870726_a2408f1c4c_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16047257798" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7492/16047257798_5a2d45e96f_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16048654289" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8568/16048654289_fa68786d7e_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2015 13:40 by Chace Scholten
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259724
- Comments: "Continuing adult bird.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16233958502" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8682/16233958502_359d4d0230_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16208870726" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7530/16208870726_a2408f1c4c_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16047257798" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7492/16047257798_5a2d45e96f_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rissa40/16048654289" title="Ivory
Gull by Rick Brigham, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8568/16048654289_fa68786d7e_o.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2015 13:10 by Kirby Adams
- Quinsippi Island, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.942019,-91.421756&ll=39.942019,-91.421756
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21249803
- Comments: "Continuing bird, well documented by others."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 14:19 by Malcolm Gold
- Quinsippi Island, Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9436755,-91.4224676&ll=39.9436755,-91.4224676
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21255884
- Comments: "Continuing Mega Rarity. Medium sized Gull, all white with
yellow tipped bill.  Seen earlier in day.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/15612524794"
title="Ivory Gull by Malcolm Gold, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/15612524794_ebdea77533_z.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/16048828139"
title="Ivory Gull by Malcolm Gold, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7538/16048828139_16af51ca04_z.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2015 14:19 by Jennifer Hammett
- Quinsippi Island, Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9436755,-91.4224676&ll=39.9436755,-91.4224676
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21259889
- Comments: "Continuing Mega Rarity. Medium sized Gull, all white with
yellow tipped bill.  Seen earlier in day.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/15612524794"
title="Ivory Gull by Malcolm Gold, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/15612524794_ebdea77533_z.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/16048828139"
title="Ivory Gull by Malcolm Gold, on Flickr"><img src="
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7538/16048828139_16af51ca04_z.jpg"
alt="Ivory Gull" /></a>"

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2015 12:30 by Joe Lill
- Quinsippi Island, Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9436755,-91.4224676&ll=39.9436755,-91.4224676
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21257920
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen at close range."

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2015 11:00 by Karen Loeschen
- Quinsippi Island, Quincy, Adams, Illinois
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9436755,-91.4224676&ll=39.9436755,-91.4224676
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21253767
- Comments: "Rare Ivory Gull was reported in the Quincy Herald-Whig and
although I am a beginner bird-watcher I traveled 30 miles from Golden, IL
hoping there would be experienced bird watchers there.  I was not
disappointed.  A birdwatcher from Leavensworth, Kansas with a scope helped
me spot it."

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