An ivory gull flies in front of photographer Jim Gilbert of Bernardville, NJ, as he snaps a photo. A rare Ivory Gull has been spotted in Southern Cape May County, causing a buzz around the birding community. The ivory gull is an arctic gull that spends most of it's life on pack ice scavenging for food near polar bears, according to Mike Crewe of the Cape May Bird Observatory. This is the first recorded instance of an ivory gull in Cape May County according to Crewe. Tuesday Dec 1, 2009. Click on photo to view gallery.