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Salish Sea Gull Project: Colour Band Gull Sightings

Since winter 2022, Environment and Climate Change Canada banded adult and juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls along the North Coast, Haida Gwaii, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Adult California Gulls were also banded on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Researchers are investigating the movement, site fidelity, and survival of these species across the Salish Sea and beyond. Gulls are banded with a unique combination of two plastic colour bands on their left leg and a plastic colour band over a metal band on their right leg. Sightings like yours have an important impact on our research and we thank you for completing the following short survey! Contact us at Mark.Hipfner@ec.gc.ca for additional information.