Found a baby gull
Bird flu warning
Due to the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) currently in place across the UK, some baby birds can't be handled. Please follow our bird flu and baby bird advice to check which species can be handled and what to do.
When to help a baby gull
If the gull chick is very young (very small, still covered in a fluffy down and prefers to run rather than fly away), then you can return it to a roof or adjacent high spot (like a fence or wall) if it's in danger. Only do this where possible and safe to do so. It's best to monitor them to ensure the parents are still attending.
After 24 hours, if the gull chick's condition has worsened take it to a nearby vet or wildlife rehabilitator.
Be careful - concerned parent gulls may swoop and try to protect their chick if you approach it.
If a gull is sick or injured
A herring gull chick in a nest with an egg
Pigeons are a common sight in our cities, towns and parks. Did you know that Humans first domesticated this breed of bird over 5000 years ago?