Latest Gull Stories

2014-03-25 23:05:02

Waterside Businesses Take Note! From the attack on the Pope’s Doves to the woman who was recently terrorized on her lunch break, these large and powerful birds have been in the public eye quite a bit lately. Bird-X, Inc. explains further. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Laridaphobia (the intense fear of seagulls) may become a common term soon enough, as the number of seagull attacks reported in the news rises worldwide. But has anything really changed? Bird-X, Inc. investigates. In...

2012-09-14 23:00:19

Lifelong boater Bob Alves creates life-like predator to keep birds away. Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Gulls and other birds might provide the perfect photo-op for vacationers, but for boat owners there is no romance in the slippery refuse they leave behind. It´s no fun spending hours cleaning bird residue off your boat or dock before shoving-off. Bob Alves, founder of “Gulls Gotta Go”, created a solution to this problem based on his lifetime experience on the...

Seagulls That Feed On Southern Right Whales Will Be Shot In New Protection Plan
2012-08-29 11:12:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what could only be described as a horrific scene straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, it seems seagulls have taken a particular liking to the flesh of whales off the coast of Argentina. For anyone who can recall the frightful scenes in the movie ℠The Birds´--where Tippi Hedren´s character is ravaged by pecking gulls, ravens and crows--this Argentine phenomenon might be as equally disturbing. Gulls have...

2011-02-23 13:48:05

A discovery made by a scientist who has been studying sleep in bird colonies found that seagulls learn from each other when it is safe to nod off. The scientist found that when they feel it is safe to sleep, it results in "waves of sleep" passing through seagull colonies as the birds enter differing stages of vigilance. This is the first time such behavior has been documented, and the findings were published in the journal Ethology. Seagulls open and close their eyes periodically while...

2009-03-04 12:30:34

An avian expert says he has been unable to determine why thousands of gulls have made Ohio's Hoover Reservoir their new home. Jim McCormac, an Ohio Division of Wildlife avian educator, said the number of gulls that traditionally reside at the reservoir has increased by thousands this year, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said Wednesday. This is really, really remarkable for central Ohio, McCormac said of the unusual population increase. The place is just lousy with gulls. There are way more...

2009-02-21 09:40:25

Following trends is a lifesaving instinct, at least for birds, and provides clues that can be applied across the animal kingdom. New research from Universit© de Montr©al published in Biology Letters, shows that Herring and Ring-billed gulls not only watch their neighbours "“ they mimic their behaviour to assure their survival. Contrary to previous beliefs, this study suggests that animals don't necessarily act independently and that they cue on reactions from other members of...

2008-08-12 09:01:28

Gull New Zealand has launched Gull Regular Plus, a new 91 octane biofuel with 10% ethanol content. The company said that the Gull Regular Plus extends Gull's biofuel range beyond the Gull Force 10, while saving the motorist money and saving the environment. The company also said that Gull Regular Plus is a sustainable 91 octane biofuel which contains bioethanol sourced from whey, a natural by-product of the New Zealand dairy industry. The price of Gull Regular Plus is expected to be below...

2008-05-15 09:35:00

Seabirds must switch to less nutritious terrestrial prey or go hungryYou might think that stocking the Great Lakes with things like trout and salmon would be good for the herring gull. The birds often eat from the water, so it would be natural to assume that more fish would mean better dining. But a new report published in the April journal of Ecology by the Ecological Society of America says that the addition of species such as exotic salmon and trout to the area has not been good for the...

2006-11-24 10:20:00

CALIPATRIA, Calif. -- A small white gull with an ordinary name had bird watchers flocking to the Salton Sea for what they call a "mega-rarity." The Salton Sea, a 35-mile-long lake stretching across the Imperial and Riverside county line, is a popular stop for birds heading south, and Guy McCaskie, co-author of "Birds of Salton Sea," believed he spotted a Ross' gull there a week ago. The appearance of the arctic bird nearly 100 miles east of San Diego would be the first reported in California...

Latest Gull Reference Libraries

American Coot, Fulica americana
2009-07-09 16:35:14

The American coot (Fulica americana) is a member of the Rallidae bird family. This bird makes its home in open bodies of waters and wetlands. The coot can grow to be about 16 inches in length and weight about 1.4 pounds. Adult coots have a white frontal shield that usually has a reddish-brown spot between the eyes by the top of the bill. Its bill is typically short, white, and thick. At the billtip a dark band can be identified up close. The head and neck of the coot is darker than the rest...

2009-04-07 18:48:47

The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of bird with an extensive range, but scattered distribution. It is found in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In North America it is found on large lakes and ocean coasts. In Europe it is found mainly around the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. North American birds migrate to southern coasts, the West Indies and northern South America. European and Asian birds migrate to the Old...

2009-04-01 14:11:15

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a species of bird that breeds in most of Europe and Asia, and coastal Canada. Most of the population is migratory and winters further south. There are some year round resident populations in westernmost Europe. Some birds will over-winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull. The Yurikamome mass transit system in Tokyo is named after this bird. The Black-headed Gull is 15 to 17.5...

2009-04-01 14:04:03

The Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) is a species of bird found in North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. The northernmost populations migrate further south in the winter. This species is a rare visitor to western Europe. Its English name is derived from its raucous call that sounds like a high pitched laugh. This bird is easy to identify. It is 14.2 to 16.2 inches long with a 38.5 to 43.3 inch wingspan....

2009-04-01 13:58:56

The Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) is a species of bird that is found on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is mainly a resident species, but some birds may move further inland to large lakes and reservoirs. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, "Systema Naturae". The adult is 24 to 28 inches long with a 55 to 67 inch wingspan. The average weight of an adult male is 4 pounds 6 ounces. It is a bulky bird...

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