Nesting on the rooftop

June 23, 2016
Photo by Sarah MacLean

Our latest manuscript on gull biology was just published in a special issue of Waterbirds. The research documents herring gulls nesting on rooftops in Portland, Maine and compares reproductive parameters of the ‘city’ gulls with birds nesting in the context of a more traditional nesting colony on Appledore Island, Maine. Interested? Here’s the full citation:

Perlut, N.G., D.N. Bonter, J.C. Ellis and M.S. Friar. 2016. Rooftop nesting in a declining population of herring gulls (Larus argentatus) in Portland, Maine. Waterbirds 39:68-74.


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