11th International Gull Meeting

Last update: 9th January 2012 (preliminary schedule added)

Zagreb 2012, February 16th-19th

Abstracts available

11th IGM second announcement in PDF

General info

Registration fee


How to get to the IGM


Confirmed talks


The International Gull Meeting will be organized by the Association BIOM.

The official language of the meeting will be English.

The registration fee is 120€ if paid until December 15th 2011. You can pay via

1) PayPal

2) bank transaction to BIOM’s account.

After December 15th the registration fee will be 135 € and can be also paid in cash

(local currency: Kuna) upon arrival in Zagreb.

The registration fee covers:

• two lunches (Friday and Saturday) and one dinner (Friday) at Hotel Zagreb

• gala dinner at Didov san (traditional Croatian restaurant)

• transportation during the Meeting

• two trips to Jakuševec rubbish tip

• organizing costs

Note that drinks are not included in this price.

If you have special preferences regarding your food (vegetarian, allergies etc.), please indicate this in your registration form.

Accomodation for participants is available at special prices in Hotel Zagreb:

single room 250 Kn (around 33 € ) per person per night

double room 300 Kn (around 40 €) for two persons per night.

Breakfast & VAT included in room rate. City tax per person / day – 7 Kn (1 €)..

Participants should reserve the room as soon as possible to get preferred rooms. We have arranged with the hotel to keep rooms for 50 people available for two weeks (that’s until October 30th 2011). After that we cannot guarantee that there will be rooms available. You can reserve a room at the Hotel’s website. You should put under “note” that you are attending the International Gull Meeting in order to get special prices. You can also ask for a smoking or nonsmoking room.

If you would like to share a room with someone and you haven’t made final arrangements you can contact us and we’ll put you in contact with others who are in the same situation.

Hotel Zagreb is an old hotel and it’s a budget-friendly solution with WiFi.

We also arranged better prices for other accommodation. You can stay also at Hotel International at these prices:

single room 550 Kn (around 73 € ) per person per night

double room 650 Kn (around 87 €) for two persons per night.

Breakfast & VAT included in room rate. City tax per person / day – 7 Kn (1 €).

Transportation from Hotel International to Hotel Zagreb, where the meeting will be held and where the starting point for the trips is, will be organized.

Hotel International is more convenient for the disabled as Hotel Zagreb does not have elevators.

You can get info about other hotels and hostels upon request.

If you are coming by plane, the easiest way to get to Hotel Zagreb is to take the transfer bus at the airport and ask the driver to leave you at Bundek station (it is on-demand station some 3 minutes walking distance from Hotel Zagreb). The ticket costs 30 Kn (4 €) and you can find the schedule at http://www.plesoprijevoz.hr/schedulezg.htm

Cyril Mahaim Saunders’s Gull and Relict Gull, two specialized and threatened species

Chris Gibbins Is it possible to identify heinei Common Gulls in the field?

Risto Juvaste Sexing of gull chicks by measurements

Risto Juvaste Exciting (but yet secret) results from 127 GPS-transmitter LBBG-migration project

Peter Rock Urban gulls

Paul Roper North Thames Gull Group

Paul Veron Guernsey Gulls – An outline of the research projects being run on the three Larid species breeding in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, English Channel

Zsolt Karcza & Peter Szinai Gull colour ringing in Hungary 1994-2011

Nick Rossiter Yellow-legged Gull: Differences between Atlantic and Mediterranean populations

Ruud Altenburg Extent of post-juvenile moult in first winter michahellis

Mars Muusse ID of second calendar year Larus heuglini

Morten Helberg Were do Norwegian gulls migrate? Results from read ringing data from southern Norway 1995-present

Luka Jurinović Gulls in Croatia: species, statuses and numbers

Jelena Kralj Movements of eastern Adriatic Yellow-legged Gulls – 12 years of colour-ringing

Vladimir Savić Influenza viruses in gulls

Viola Ross-Smith Gull migration: calibrating colour ringing data with GPS telemetry

Aonghais Cook Analysis of colour-ringing data: Maximising the impact of your efforts

There has been a change in the organization of the meeting and all talks will be held at Hotel Zagreb. That way we will have much more time for the talks as we will not have to loose time on transportation. In addition, this way we have the possibility of having slide shows after dinner.

If you have some interesting photos, prepare them for these sessions and we can discuss them over beer or wine.

We assume that most of the talks will be prepared in PowerPoint so we will prepare a laptop and projector. If you need something special for your talk please let us know so we can try to arrange it. We would appreciate if you could send the talk to us in advance so that we can make sure that everything will work fine. Talks will be limited to 30 minutes.

Those of you who sent me the registration form after the 1st announcement and said that you will attend 100% I count as coming and you don’t have to write me unless you have other questions or notes.

Those that said they will come with percentage less than 100%, please send email me if you’ll come as soon as possible so that I know how many people are coming exactly.

Others, who will come to the meeting, please fill the form at the end of this announcement and send it back to igm@biom.hr as soon as possible.

There is no real deadline for registration, but we are limited to 50 people for the trip and for the room where talks will be held.

If you have any other questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us at igm@biom.hr.

Hope to see you in Zagreb!

Luka Jurinović and Croatian IGM team



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