Gull City

Gull City appears to be a huge organised group of birds. In the various suburbs of the city, dapper little Red-billed Gulls – our most common “seagull” – noisily mate and breed, while rape and pillage take place all around.

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On a dangerous and uninviting part of New Zealand’s coast, 20,000 red-billed gulls are clamouring for mates, stealing eggs, harassing chicks and scavenging around the neighbourhood.

Dismissed as noisy squabbling “seagulls”, during the breeding season a complex and highly structured lifestyle governs their behaviour.

However, organisation is no match for nature and breeding seasons are not always what they seem.

Episodes From This Series

Wanted Alive

26 minutes / 1992

Colony Z

24 minutes / 1986

The Black Stilt – A Bird Surrounded by Change

48 minutes / 1984

Black Robin – The Chatham Island Story

48 minutes / 1990

Lost World of the Poor Knights

48 minutes / 1992

Castles of the Underworld

46 minutes / 1992

Wild Horse, Wild Country

51 minutes / 1995

City Under the Sea

47 minutes / 1992

Bandits of the Beech Forest

52 minutes / 1996

Battle for Breaksea

26 minutes / 1989

Snares Gift from the Sea

24 minutes / 1984

Up With the Birds

24 minutes / 1982

Same Time Same Place

24 monutes / 1982

Swan Lake

24 minutes / 1985

Kakapo – Night Parrot

24 minutes / 1982

Sea lion summer

24 minutes / 1982

Possum a New Zealand Nightmare

26 minutes / 1990

Sanctuary

23 minutes / 1990

Pukeko

26 minutes / 1989

Invaders in Paradise

51 minutes / 1999

The Mangroves

24 minutes / 1984

Islands of strange noises

30 minutes / 1980

Island Eaten by Rats

24 minutes / 1984

Tale of the Crayfish

48 minutes / 1987

Land of the Kiwi

48 minutes / 1987

Gull City

23 minutes / 1990

Bandits of the Beach Forest

1 hour / 1996