Veterinarian and Professor Sarah Courchesne will be discussing the social structures and behaviors of one of New England’s most familiar and abundant bird species. Most people do not know gulls have rich social lives. Pairs often stay together for many years and equally contribute to the incubation of eggs and raising hatchlings. Learn about the lives of the gulls that nest every year on Appledore Island, off the coast of southern Maine. Find out how they care for their young, how their population is doing in the Gulf of Maine, and how their individual quirks and personalities play out in the wild.
This event will be held on Zoom Tuesday, July 20 at 7 pm. Register online via the Newburyport Public Library website by visiting: www.newburyportpl.org/events/ or by calling 978-465-4428 x 242. Zoom emails a link to participants upon registration. If you do not receive a link, please 978-465-4428 x242.