Sea Gulls (Silver Gulls)

Silver Gulls, commonly called Sea Gulls, are associated by many as the bird you find at the beach begging for food. It is important to make sure that you do not feed these, or any other, birds while you are in Cottesloe.

Aside from flocking and causing lots of noise, feeding Sea Gulls helps their populations to increase and encourages them to loiter and continue begging for food. Sea Gulls are very capable of foraging for their own food, which contains the nutrients that they require.

Apart from nutrient problems that arise from feeding birds the wrong food studies have shown that increased Sea Gull populations increases their interference with other native birds breeding successfully. Due to their flocking behaviour Sea Gulls can distract parents and then eat eggs or fledglings, which impacts on native animals populations.

So please keep this in mind when you are out an about - don't feed Sea Gulls!