You read the title. I want them gone.

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    $\begingroup$ A huge quantity of poisoned french fries scattered on the beach should do it. $\endgroup$ – DJClayworth Mar 9 '17 at 1:13
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    $\begingroup$ NOOOOOOOO! I love seagulls... $\endgroup$ – KingraHoundoomJazz Mar 9 '17 at 1:16
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    $\begingroup$ This is not about worldbuilding. It is about bird-acide. Therefore, it is not on topic for this site. On a side note, PedroGabriel (a frequent user) is already using 'Der Wanderer' in his profile pic. Great Romantic painting, though. $\endgroup$ – kingledion Mar 9 '17 at 1:27
  • $\begingroup$ @kingledion Yeah, it's by far one of the most beautiful paintings I've seen. And it actually fits with the story I'm creating. It's based around the echoes of a species dropping from the food chain. I just need a plausible reason for it to drop out. $\endgroup$ – Imperator Mar 9 '17 at 1:39
  • $\begingroup$ Just a little hint: the body of your post is really short. Normally you should try to explain things like the technological level, the time, things you considered, etc. if you want a question to fit this sites guidelines. $\endgroup$ – Sec SE - clear Monica's name Mar 9 '17 at 9:47

Strain of avian bird flu jumps species to humans. Seagulls are carriers only, but it is lethal to us. It spreads rapidly through the seagull populations of the coasts. Only thing to do is what we do with any bird population that exposes us to that virus: we kill it with a vengeance. Several million ducks/poultry killed in China during the last outbreak. Once the call goes out to "take 'em out!", it won't take long to go extinct. The passenger pigeon vanished in just a 19 years (hunted for fashionable feathers), from billions of birds (literally) to none. Our species is much more efficient these days with hunting. Just license permits and I bet every seagull in existence could be purged in a couple years.


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    $\begingroup$ It's sad that it really doesn't get much better than this. $\endgroup$ – Black Mar 9 '17 at 4:21

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