Pest Guides


Family - Laridae



  • There are several species of gull and only a small number are recognised as being pest birds —the Greater black–backed gull, the Lesser black–backed gull and the Herring gull.
  • Identification of gulls can be difficult, due to seasonal variations in their plumage.


  • Gulls have 1 brood per year, with 3 eggs in each clutch.
  • Their incubation period is 25 days.
  • Young birds spend 35 – 42 days in the nest.


  • Gulls feed away from their roosting sites; and are omnivorous.
  • They nest on cliffs and buildings.

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