Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sudbury: Assabet River NWR presents Winter Gull Ecology program

October 23, 2013

Free

Winter Gull Ecology: The Relationship Between You and an Extremely Adaptable Species with Ken MacKenzie will be presented Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Assabet River NWR Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury.

Gulls are common year-round in Massachusetts. Their numbers and flock locations are closely tied to human activity and have changed as open-landfills have closed and feeding has been discouraged. So where do they congregate now? How much do they travel? Did you know that gulls have only bred in Massachusetts for the last 100 years?? There is much to learn about these fascinating birds.

Since 2008, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has been conducting a study on the movements, food resources, and roosting patterns of ring-billed and herring gulls in Massachusetts. To date, close to 1,800 birds have been captured and tagged with either colored wing-tags or satellite/GPS transmitters. Almost 5,200 sightings of wing-tagged gulls have been reported and over 65,000 satellite and GPS locations have been received. Ken MacKenzie will be speaking about what the DCR has done with all this information and how this new research fuels management to influence how gulls are impacting the Commonwealth's citizens.

A short business meeting will take place before the presentation. For more information about programs and membership, visit www.farnwr.org.

Details

Date:
October 23, 2013
Cost:
Free

Venue

Assabet River NWR Visitor Center
680 Hudson Rd.
Sudbury, MA 01776 United States
+ Google Map

Recently Commented

  • Jerry Miller: Such A Nice Day Trip Plans For Senior, I would also like to organize this type of plans for seniors of...
  • Jenn: Not sure why she never calls people back when it comes to renting apartments.
  • Adrienne McGuire: Congratulations, Evan! I hope your love of fishing has continued into 2017!
  • Perfect Hair Guide: A great healthful program of day trips :)
  • BRIAN MAGRATH: Hello! Just thought we should advise your organisation of our techniques, which not only could assist...