Study

Insects, vegetation, and the control of laughing gulls (Larus atricilla) at Kennedy International Airport, New York City

  • Published source details Buckley P.A. & McCarthy M.G. (1994) Insects, vegetation, and the control of laughing gulls (Larus atricilla) at Kennedy International Airport, New York City. Journal of Applied Ecology, 31, 291-302.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Scare or otherwise deter birds from airports

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Scare or otherwise deter birds from airports

    A replicated study in June-August 1985-6 at Kennedy International Airport, New York City, USA (Buckley & McCarthy 1994), found that fewer laughing gulls Larus atricilla were found on areas of grass allowed to grow long, than on short-cropped areas. Thirty-six plots across three experimental blocks were used, with long grass being grown to 45 cm in length and short-cropped areas kept at 5 cm.

     

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