Many adult Herring Gulls, such as this one, stay here on the coast during the winter or move farther out to sea if the ice is extensive.


They once were a fast-increasing species and considered to be the “typical” seagull. However, the population of Herring Gulls has been decreasing for several decades, a fact that has become a concern even though the species is not endangered yet.

Despite living in rough conditions, individual Herring Gulls still live about 30 years on average.

(Brooklin, Maine)