CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Natural History: Heermann's Gull feeds on marine fishes, invertebrates, and scavenges material along shorelines, beaches, and offshore kelp beds. It breeds off the Mexican Coast.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in the ocean, bays, tidal sand areas, areas of tidal rock, and around piers and pilings.
Frequency: This species is common in summer, fall, and winter but uncommon during the spring.
Identifying Characteristics: Heermann's Gull can be noted by its dark gray color with a black tail, whitish head, and red bill.
Did You Know?
French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the allied forces during World War I, visited Crissy Field in 1921 and declared it "The last word in airfields."