Herring Gull


This is the most common gull in Canada and is widely visible from the Elliston Puffin Site and co-exist on the same land mass as our puffins. Herring Gulls double its numbers every 15 years. The Herring Gull produces one to three eggs in mid-May in a circular nest that has been lined with mosses and grasses. The Herring Gull will usually nest on flat ground and could use the same nest for 20 years. Locals usually refer to the Herring Gull as the Seagull. As its name suggests, herring is its favourite food; but gulls can and do eat almost anything. Their life span is usually around 20 years.