Biologist Sights Rare Gull

f-2015-01-05-mountjoy-wgemFrom: WGEM TV (Quincy, IL) –

Knox College biology professor Jim Mountjoy is interviewed by WGEM TV:

Bird enthusiasts from all over the Midwest descended upon Quincy Saturday to get a glimpse of the extremely rare ivory gull…

“This is an exceedingly rare bird to spot this far south,” Mountjoy said. “Anywhere in the continental United States, it’s pretty hard to see. Even if you go to Alaska, it’s sometimes quite difficult.” … Mountjoy says he’s been bird-watching for over 40 years, and has only spotted the ivory gull one other time. He calls Saturday a very rare sighting in the state of Illinois… Read more…