American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

Amar Ayyash (US)
Bruce Mactavish (Canada)
Dave Brown (Canada)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 2cy (1st cycle) ACX January 07 2012, Merritt Island, FL. US. Picture: Danny Bales.

Banded as pullus in 2011 at Portland, ME.

Drs. Noah Perlut and Peggy Friar, University of New England, study the costs and benefits associated with roof-top nesting by Herring Gulls in Portland, ME. Adults and nestlings are fitted with either an orange or blue plastic leg band engraved with a 3 letter code. Sightings can be reported directly to Dr. Perlut.

Moult score: US: 100%, LS: 1-25%, TOT SCAPS: 50-75%.