Why one find Gulls of their own sort apart from other Gull
sorts and not mixed up with different Gull sorts in one group?
I don't know if gull behavior in Europe is different than here in the Great
Lakes region of North America. Here, we find mostly large flocks of ring-billed
gulls, since that is the species that is most adapted to the habitat. Other
species may be mixed in with ring-bills, especially out of the breeding season.
Along sea coasts, and this is true in the one area of coastal Ireland I have
visited, the Cliffs of Moher, there may be several species of gulls nesting in
The short answer is that gulls and other birds are found in suitable habitat,
where there food is available, and in season, and may or may not be in groups
of more than one species.
Click here to return to the Zoology Archives
Update: June 2012