POSTPONED: Gull Ecology with Dr. Courchesne


Did you know that there are around 90 species of gulls in the world but there is no such thing as a “seagull?” Dr. Sarah Courchesne runs the Gulls of Appledore research program that was started when Dr. Julie Ellis began banding Herring Gulls and Great Black-Backed Gulls on Appledore Island, Maine as part of her PhD research. Since the inception of the gull banding project in 2004, several collaborators and numerous students have contributed to the banding efforts, and have carried out their own independent research projects involving the gulls. Appledore gulls have been re-sighted by members of the public as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas. This research relies on people like you: birders, beachgoers, casual observers, to report banded birds! Come join us at Creek Farm and learn about these amazingly complex birds, their patterns and habits, how they parent, and learn how easy it is to participate in citizen science! 

Dr. Sarah Courchesne looks down at a gull she is holding. (Courtesy Dr. Sarah Courchesne)

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Forest Society Education Center at Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH

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