I live on the beach  in Panama  City Beach,,FL.   Every evening I watch the birds and seagulls ALWAYS  fly away from the setting sun..  They NEVER fly towards the sun.  Why do seagulls ALWAYS fly away from the sun at sunset


walter Schmidt

I don't think that gulls are deliberately flying away from the sun, rather you are seeing them fly east.  Panama City Beach, Florida, lies on the Gulf of Mexico, so flying east would entail flying inland, away from the sea.  Gulls roost somewhere quiet where they won't be disturbed, and while some roost way out on the water, those nearer shore will fly inland and either find somewhere quiet under boardwalks or up on roof tops.