The glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) is a large gull, the second largest gull in the world which breeds in the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. The genus name is from Latin Larus which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. The specific hyperboreus is Latin for "northern" from the Ancient Greek Huperboreoi people from the far north "Glaucous" is from Latin glaucus and denotes a bluish-green or grey colour.

This gull is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the British Isles and northernmost states of the United States, also on the Great Lakes. A few birds sometimes reach the southern USA and northern Mexico.
Glaucous Gull
Date Location Count
2021-09-05 16:38Embouchure Rivière Godbout1
2021-08-19 14:25Inukjuak (village)2
2021-08-20 08:13Kangiqsujuaq (village)4
2021-09-08 09:21Lab--L'Anse Amour and beach1
2021-08-27 09:37Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park115
2021-08-24 08:47Pond Inlet--town4
2021-09-16 11:15Sisimiut20
2021-09-15 15:25Yellowknife--Willow Flats2
2021-09-02 12:12Yellowknife--Niven Lake1
2021-08-29Ketchikan--Herring Cove/Bay1
2021-09-11 10:53Öndverðarnes10
2021-09-08 12:21Þúfubjarg2
2021-08-19 10:53Hellnar--Laugarvatn2
2021-08-21 10:12Rauðasandur1
2021-08-21 13:18Arnarstapi--Gatklettur1
2021-09-08 11:17Arnarstapi2
2021-09-15 15:42Grundarfjörður4
2021-09-02 06:19Stóra-Sandvík1
2021-08-29 13:00Sandgerði--north beach5
2021-08-30 07:27Sandgerði--leira (mudflat)4
2021-09-10 16:56Kolgrafafjarðarbrú (bridge)20
2021-09-02 05:45Garður--Garðskagi lighthouse3
2021-09-17 11:45Síki í Garði (ponds only)5
2021-09-05 11:15Njarðvík--ponds8
2021-09-17 13:52Njarðvíkurfitjar50
2021-08-26 15:32Skutulsfjordur--Tunguaros (river mouth)6
2021-09-04 15:53Ísafjörður--hafnarsvæði (harbour area)1
2021-08-22 14:05Faxaflói (Reykjavík whalewatching pelagics)1
2021-09-01 15:18Álftanes--Skógtjörn10
2021-08-30 17:54Seltjarnarnes--Daltjörn (pond only)4
2021-09-04 11:32Akranes--Breiðin7
2021-08-24 11:22Hafnarfjörður--Hvaleyrarlón3
2021-09-17 16:37Seltjarnarnes--general area
2021-09-04 13:40Akranes--Krókalón1
2021-09-09 15:30Bakkatjörn (pond only)2
2021-08-22 15:45Reykjavíkurhöfn (harbour)1
2021-08-30 13:11Vigur7
2021-09-05 13:41Reykjavík--Sæbraut (sea front)20
2021-08-26 14:35Grafarvogur4
2021-09-06 17:02Eyrarbakki--höfnin (harbour)1
2021-09-13 17:54Heimaey--Rauf (Puffin lookout)3
2021-08-20 11:16Heimaey--Stórhöfði1
2021-08-31 17:25Heimaey--tjörn við Höfðaból12
2021-09-08 12:35Heimaey--höfnin (harbour)3
2021-08-19 16:03Heimaey--Heimaklettur3
2021-09-09 11:15Landeyjahöfn1
2021-09-17 16:33Blönduós--river3
2021-09-09 08:42Reynisfjara3
2021-08-24 08:43Reynishverfi--Garðar5
2021-08-24 11:00Akureyri--Drottningarbraut1
2021-09-16 12:30Húsavík--Haukamýri
2021-09-15 12:00Húsavík--hafnarsvæði (harbour area)
2021-09-04 10:31Húsavík--Garðarsbraut 431
2021-08-31 08:40Laxá í Mývatnssveit (Laxá river--general)2
2021-09-07 18:11Tjörnes--Mánárbakki1
2021-09-13 08:13Seyðisfjörður1
2021-08-28 18:18Seyðisfjörður (úr Norrænu/from ferry)1
2021-09-01 08:29Skálanes2
2021-08-30 13:50River Lossie at Lossiemouth1
2021-08-30 12:11Dalton Hwy--7 miles S of Deadhorse3
2021-08-21 09:30Blyth Estuary - Bulcamp Marshes1
2021-08-20 16:30Utqiagvik--Cake Eater Road6
2021-08-20 19:10Utqiagvik--Fresh Water Lake Rd.6
2021-08-23 16:37Utqiagvik (Town)--Off Shore3
2021-08-22 09:00Utqiagvik (Town)30
2021-08-31 09:24Bethel--Small Boat Harbor2
2021-09-05 10:30Bethel (town)
2021-09-12 18:35Kotzebue--Airport4
2021-08-29 17:46Nome-Council Rd--Safety Sound bridge to Last Train to Nowhere24
2021-08-26 12:55Nome-Council Road (MP N22.5)7
2021-09-06 19:15Nome--Safety Sound120
2021-09-05 18:40Nome-Council Rd--Cape Nome to Safety Sound bridge4
2021-08-31 21:17Nome-Council Rd--Cape Nome20
2021-08-28 14:16Nome-Council Rd--Hastings Creek110
2021-08-24 19:00Nome-Council Rd--Nome River bridge25
2021-08-31 20:05Nome River mouth30
2021-08-26 19:21Kougarok Rd--Nome River6
2021-09-11 15:00Nome--harbor6
2021-09-03 12:48Nome--sewage ponds1
2021-09-16 09:30Gambell (general area)60
2021-09-08 09:00Gambell--Point (seawatch only)50
2021-08-31 09:02Burgerbukta