Thousands of Gulls Invade Tinton Falls

After a falcon program forced gulls out of the Monmouth County landfill, thousands have descended on nearby neighborhoods.

Tinton Falls residents are tired of the thousands of gulls that have descended on their neighborhood, leaving droppings on rooftops and feathers in the grass. Officials believe the birds migrated from the Monmouth County landfill after the county began a falcon program to keep the birds from landing and feeding there. The population at the landfill was estimated at 7,000 and officials say between 1,000 and 2,000 birds have been perching in Tinton Falls.

After hearing about the problem, the county suspended the falcon program at the landfill. Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera said the situation has improved, but the problem has not been solved. Borough officials are continuing to work with the county to find a solution. NJToday’s Lauren Wanko files this report from Tinton Falls.

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