The northern gannet is a large seabird. It is native to the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, breeding in Western Europe and North America. The sexes are similar in appearance. The adult northern gannet has a mainly white streamlined body with a long neck, long and slender wings. It is 34–39 inches long with a 67–71 inch wingspan. The head and nape have a buff tinge that is more prominent in breeding season, and the wings are edged with dark brown-black feathers. The long pointed bill is blue-grey, contrasting with black bare skin around the mouth and eyes. Juveniles are mostly grey-brown, becoming increasingly white in the five years it takes them to reach maturity.
First Sighting of Year
|Friday, June 19, 2015||St. George ME United States|
|Saturday, September 17, 2016||Monhegan United States|
|Saturday, July 15, 2017||Bristol United States|
|Saturday, January 20, 2018||Cape Elizabeth ME United States|