Seasonal Enumeration of Fecal Coliform Bacteria from theFeces of Ring-Billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis)and Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Science Article 7


Water suppliers have often implicated roosting birds for fecal contamination of their surface waters. Geeseand gulls have been the primary targets of this blame although literature documenting the fecal coliformcontent of these birds is quite limited.

K. A. ALDERISIO AND N. DELUCA, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 0099-2240/99/$04.0010 Dec. 1999, p. 5628-5630

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