Around the more open salt water in Vancouver we will see Heerman's gulls in the fall. These birds will spread out after breeding season and journey north just about as far as the Salish Sea inside of Vancouver Island. The are told by their overall gray appearance and red and black bills. In the summer months, they have striking white heads that blend into their grey bodies. Another fun fact is that 95% of the worlds population of these birds nest on one island in the Gulf of California.