How do we see gulls, and how do they see us?

Presented by Clinton Nienhaus, naturalist and educator

Gulls are often seen by humans as a pests or a bother when we walk along a lake walk or pier.  However, some humans gather in those same places to revel in their diversity!  How do you see a gull?  But better yet, how do gulls see us?

Join Duluth Audubon Secretary and gull-enthusiast to discover some little known facts about gulls and their relationships with humans from prehistory to present day!      

Spring Warbler Walks With Laura Erickson!

Tuesdays starting April 4 through May 30, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. at the parking lot at the northern trailhead of the Willard Munger Trail behind the Willard Munger Inn on Grand Avenue (Hwy 23) and 75th Avenue West.

Thursdays starting April 6 through May 25, at 7:00 a.m. at the parking lot at the Park Point Recreation Center (by the large building) on Park Point.

All walks are free and open to everyone, and provided as a community service by Duluth Audubon Society. (We do invite participants to support this and other events by becoming a member.)

North Shore Sea Duck Trip

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Join Clinton Nienhaus, DAS Vice President, on a day trip along the north shore looking for sea ducks! Scoters, Goldeneyes, Long-tailed Ducks, and Harlequin Ducks are sea faring species that winter in and along the Great Lakes. The Duluth area offers some unique opportunities to view these special birds. The trip will start in Canal Park with some early morning viewing of birds in the canal, hoping to see both winter gulls and waterfowl, such as Barrow’s Goldeneye. From there, the trip will work up and along the shore, hopefully ending up in Hovland, just north of Grand Marais.

Meet at Canal Park Lighthouse parking lot (It’s the lot closest to the Lakewalk and Marine Museum.) Briefing at 7:30 a.m. Departing at 8:00 a.m.
Free and open to all. Everyone attending needs to provide their own transportation. Carpooling will be optional, but greatly appreciated. Let’s carpool to help minimize vehicles and bring together some birding camaraderie! Please bring your own binoculars and spotting scopes if you do have them! And lunch!

For more information or if you would like to participate, please contact: Clinton Nienhaus, email:, or call: 507-525-3151. (He would like an idea of how many folks to expect.)