Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus atricilla Common name Laughing Gull
Population name atricilla
Breeding range Caribbean Islands Non-breeding range Caribbean S to N Brazil
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (S North America/N Neotropics).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 15,000 30,000 [R127]
WPE 4 0 0 15,000 30,000 [R127]
WPE 5 2006 2007 37,700 80,400 [S7276] [R1021]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 230
WPE 4 2006 230
WPE 5 2012 550


  • R127 - Chardine, J.W., Morris, R.D., Parnell, J.F. and Pierce, J. 2000. Status and Conservation of Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns and Bridled Terns in the West Indies. In: Schreiber, E.A. and Lee, D.S. (eds) Status and Conservation of West Indian seabirds. Soc. Caribb
  • R1021 - Birdlife International. 2008a. Caribbean Waterbird Reports. Downloaded from: http://www.birdlife.org/action/science/species/waterbirds/downloads.html


  • S7276 - Data from BirdLife International 2008a.

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