Glaucous Gulls gathering to feed on the remains of a bowhead whale - Barrow, AK

We are extremely proud and excited to announce that the HAGRG will be joining forces with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center to undertake a new project tracking Glaucous Gulls. While Glaucous Gulls are typically fairly common in the north, we actually know very little about them, including where exactly they go. In order to answer some basic questions about the migratory movements of this species, Autumn-Lynn Harrison of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is deploying sophisticated solar-powered satellite transmitters on birds in Barrow, Alaska this winter. Knowing how much we love gulls, Barrow, and collaboration, she invited us along. We are super thrilled to head back up to a magical part of the world and meet some new people and some new gulls. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting adventure!