Travel anywhere along the coast of Massachusetts, and you’ll undoubtedly come across a flock of these familiar birds. Despite its common usage, the term “seagull” is a misnomer, probably adopted because gulls spend time along the seashore. There is no gull species known as a seagull.
While Massachusetts hosts a variety of gull species at different times throughout the year, those commonly seen are herring, great black-backed, and laughing, all of which nest in the Commonwealth. Learn More