TarāpukaBlack-billed gull

Conservation status
In serious trouble

The black-billed gull is the most endangered gull in the world. Although it is usually thought of as a seagull, this gull is found on major rivers (especially braided rivers), lakes, and farmland in the breeding season and generally prefers estuaries and coastal areas outside of the breeding season. You are less likely to see them in urban areas than other gulls as they are not big on scavenging for leftovers.

Campaign Manager

Finn Davey

Kia ora everybody! I'm Finn, and running Tarapuka's campaign for a second year! Gulls around the world have always been misrepresented, and what better way to change attitudes by introducing our precious Black-billed Gull.

Tarapuka and their Laridae mates aim to inform and bring joy to everyone, and we love to help out other campaigns for other lesser known and well deserving birdies. While Gulls may have a tough exterior, on the inside they're bundles of love and compassion :)


Black-billed Gull

Photo: © Janko Luin