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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

AUC: 0.8221

The above map shows the simulated distribution for the (Larus argentatus) for the present based on recent observed climate change. The map is generated by relating the species current range to current climate simulations.

See the methodology linked below for further details on the methods used for simulating the potential future range changes.

BirdLife International's climate change pages
IPCC Assessment reports

The modelling and mapping work presented here was undertaken at Durham University with funding from RSPB and using bird range data provided by the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen. The MacArthur Foundation funded the production of these maps on this web-page. Anyone wishing to use these maps for any purpose should contact Dr Stephen G. Willis in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.

BirdLife International and Durham University (2014) Species climate change impacts factsheet: Larus argentatus. Downloaded from on 18th April 2014.

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List status Least Concern
Family Laridae (Gulls and terns)
Species name author Pontoppidan, 1763
Population estimate
Population trend Unknown
Range estimate (breeding/resident) 16,400,000 km2
Country endemic? No
links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Additional Information on this species