This week, we're celebrating gulls! There are about 55 widely recognized species of gull in the world. We'd like to share some of the extreme facts and interesting statistics found within this diverse family. Smallest Gull SpeciesThe Little Gull, weighing in at around 4.2 ounces (120 grams), is... Read more »
The Red-legged Kittiwake is a species of seabird that breeds on islands in the Bering Sea and spends non-breeding season on the open ocean.
Kittiwakes are in the family Laridae with the gulls. There are two species of kittiwake: Red-legged and Black-legged. The species are very closely related. They get their name from their shrill-sounding call.
The population trend for the Red-legged Kittiwake is decreasing. The species faces threats including reduction in prey species from possible over-fishing or movements in fish populations due to global warming. The conservation status for the Red-legged Kittiwake is Vulnerable to extinction as of December 2014.