Franklin’s Gull (Summer)
Franklin’s Gull (Summer)
Scientific Name 
Leucophaeus pipixcan
Arabic Name 
نورس فرانكلين
Kuwaiti name 
93.0 cm
36.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. This species normally nests in northern North America and overwinters in South America, while it is an accidental visitor in Eurasia, the Orient and Africa.
Where in Kuwait 
A single bird was located in southern Kuwait Bay in early June 2012; the first ever for the state of Kuwait
In the world 
This species breeds in central provinces of Canada and adjacent states of the northern United States. It is a migratory bird, wintering in Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile and Peru.
Local threats 
Marine oil spills and pollution