Study

Selective culling of predatory gulls Larus spp. to enhance the breeding success of common terns Sterna hirundo at Carelton on the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, Canada

  • Published source details Guillemette M. & Brousseau P. (2001) Does culling of predatory gulls enhance the productivity of breeding common terns? Journal of Applied Ecology, 38, 1-8

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Control predators not on islands for seabirds

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Control predators not on islands for seabirds

    A before-and-after study at a common tern Sterna hirundo colony in eastern Canada (Guillemette & Brousseau 2001) found that fledging success was higher in 1994 when chick-predating gulls (four herring gulls Larus argentatus and one great black-backed gull Larus marinus) were selectively shot, compared with 1993 and 1995, when no gulls were culled (16% of 115 eggs fledged vs. no chicks fledging from 165 eggs).

     

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