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Yellow-footed Gull, Salton Sea

Yellow-footed Gull
Obsidian Butte, Salton Sea

Yellow-footed Gull
Red Hill Marina, Salton Sea

Yellow-footed Gulls are a common to abundant post-breeding visitor to the Salton Sea.  They breed in the Gulf of California, and then in the mid summer wander to hang out at the sea for several months.  A handful of individuals usually spend the winter there, too.  Look for them along the coastline of the Salton Sea, especially at Obsidian Butte and at the delta of the New River.