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Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls


This note may be of interest regarding gull research.
Dear gull enthusiasts,

I am a researcher at Acadia University working with Dr. Phil Taylor on
a new project studying the movements and migrations of gulls from
Sable Island, Nova Scotia.  In June 2011 we banded Herring Gulls with
pink alpha-numeric bands as well as pink wing-tags which are quite
obvious in flight or on land.  We also banded Great Black-backed Gull
chicks with green alpha-numeric bands.

Reports of these birds throughout the year will greatly enhance the
success of this project to document the movements and migrations of
gulls from this far offshore colony.

Please visit my blog where you can learn more about the project and
find links on how to report marked birds that you\'ve spotted.  I will
be posting photos and stories of re-sighted birds on this blog, so
sign up for e-mail updates.

Please contact me if you see these or other marked gulls over the fall
and winter.


Rob Ronconi,
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Biology, Acadia University

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