Herring Gulls Nesting in Artificial Goose-Nesting Structures
Creators:Hoffman, Robert D.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v83, n1 (March, 1983), 34-37
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) nesting in artificial goose-nesting structures was documented at the Winous Point Shooting Club, Port Clinton, Ohio, 1974-78. Gulls and Canada geese (Branta canadensis) nested in 14—28% and 12—23% of the structures, respectively. Gulls nesting in the structures did not influence goose nesting. Clutch sizes and egg-laying dates were synchronous with other local populations of herring gulls and Canada geese. Aggressive interactions between geese and gulls resulted in geese dominating the structures.
Author Institution: Winous Point Shooting Club
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