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Dispersal Of Seagulls In An Airdrome Environment, John Stout, William Gillett, James Hayward, Charles Amlaner May 1975

Dispersal Of Seagulls In An Airdrome Environment, John Stout, William Gillett, James Hayward, Charles Amlaner

Charles J. Amlaner

Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus Glaucescens) provide an acute bird/ aircraft hazard at Shemya Air Force Base, Shemya Island, Alaska. The problem was evaluated by making survey counts of aggregations of gulls on the island. At Ellington Air Force Base, TX, Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) often aggregate in large groups on or near the active runways and are hazardous to aircraft. Recorded gull calls played to aggregations of Glaucous-winged Gulls at Shemya AFB showed that the Distress call resulted in fewer birds remaining following playback than any other call. Distress calls played back to aggregations of Ring-billed Gulls near Ellington AFB were ...