Tag: Herring Gull

  • An Ode to Gulls

    An Ode to Gulls

    Before I arrived on Great Duck Island, a few people asked me “why on earth would you want to study sea gulls? There are so many of them. They’re like rats.” I usually answered with a version of “…it is important to study every aspect of an ecological community. Gulls influence many other species…” But […]

  • The Summer Visitors of Great Duck Island

    The Summer Visitors of Great Duck Island

    A Summer Sojourn On Great Duck Island, the field researchers from College of the Atlantic are just temporary summer visitors. But they are not the only ones. Almost all of the birds who rely on the small protected island in the Gulf of Maine for breeding, nesting, and raising young are only summer visitors themselves. […]