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    Community Press & News provides links to stock photos, Public Service Announcements and Press Releases which may be of interest to the media or the community at large. If you need additional information, or would like assistance in arranging a media event or interview, please contact:


    Heather Nelson-Smith

    Chief Administrative Officer

    District of Port Hardy

    PO Box 68

    Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

    Tel: 250 949 6665


    Have you seen a colour-banded gull?

    April 27, 2022

    Noticed the gulls in your area sporting some new accessories lately? Environment and Climate Change Canada is conducting a 5-year project to help researchers understand how variations in diet and habitat influence the health of gulls wintering in the Salish Sea.


    Researchers banded 183 adult and juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls with colour leg bands to collect additional information on movements, habitat use, survival, and site fidelity.


    Recording sightings of these banded gulls helps researchers better understand their movements and habitat use patterns for conservation planning. You can support this work by reporting sightings of colour banded gulls using this short form.

    Photo credit: Josh Green, ECCC