Publications


Pacific Seabirds
Pacific Seabirds
is the official publication of the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG). Published in the spring and fall, content includes news of interest to PSG members, reports of regional seabird research, technical articles and reviews, a forum for the expression of views, conservation news, abstracts of papers presented at the meetings, book reviews, and artwork inspired by seabirds, and other marine-related topics. Pacific Seabirds is the continuation of the Pacific Seabird Group Bulletin. Most back issues are available for hard-copy purchase.

All back-issues are available online. Articles are the property of the Pacific Seabird Group. © Pacific Seabird Group 1974 - present.
Pacific Seabirds download page
Information and Policies for Contributors to Pacific Seabirds are available online.


PSG Handbook
The Pacific Seabird Group's Handbook is a guide to their operations for Officers, Regional Representatives, Committee Coordinators, and Annual Meeting Organizers. The handbook is to help familiarize them with their responsibilities and those of their colleagues with regard to PSG operations and procedures.
Pacific Seabird Group Handbook


Photo Gallery
PSG is pleased to announce that the photo gallery has been restored after receiving a minor facelift. Enjoy the photos and feel free to contact us with your comments (and additional photos).
Pacific Seabird Group Photo Gallery


Symposia
PROPOSING SYMPOSIA: There are specific guidelines for proposing symposia or special paper sessions at PSG Meetings. Please review the Symposia Guidelines before submitting your proposal. Guidelines for Submitting Funding Requests if you're interested in funding assistance for the publication of PSG-sponsored symposia.

Published Proceedings of Symposia of the Pacific Seabird Group
At irregular intervals the Pacific Seabird Group holds symposia at its annual meetings. The published symposia are listed below.

The Salish Sea Ecosystem: Status and Impacts of Changes on Marine Birds. Hatch, S.F. (Ed.), Bertram, D.F., Bower, J., and P. D. O’Hara. (Guest Eds.) 2009.  Marine Ornithology, Salish Sea Symposium Issue 37: 1-76.

Seabirds as Indicators of Marine Ecosystems. William J. Sydeman, John F. Piatt, and Howard I. Browman (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Girdwood, Alaska, February 2006. Published December 2007 in Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 352: 199-309. Available for free at: http://www.int-res.com/articles/theme/m352_TS.pdf.

Seabird Bycatch: Trends, Roadblocks and Solutions. 2001. Edward F. Melvin and Julia K. Parrish (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Semiahmoo Washington, February 1999. University of Alaska Sea Grant, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Behaviour and Ecology of Sea Ducks. R. Ian Goudie, Margaret R. Petersen, and Gregory J. Robertson (Editors). Proceedings of the Pacific Seabird Group Symposium, Victoria, British Columbia, 8-12 November 1995. A special publication compiled by the Canadian Wildlife Service for the Pacific Seabird Group. Published 1999 as Canadian Wildlife Service, Occasional Paper Number 100. Catalog Number CW69-1/100E. Free. Write: Publications, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0H3.

Biology of Marbled Murrelets - Inland and at Sea. S. K. Nelson and S. G. Sealy (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Seattle, Washington, February 1993. Published 1995 in Northwestern Naturalist, Volume 76, Number 1.

The Status, Ecology, and Conservation of Marine Birds of the North Pacific. Kees Vermeer, Kenneth T. Briggs, Ken H. Morgan, and Douglas Siegal-Causey (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Canadian Wildlife Service, and the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria, British Columbia, February 1990. Published 1993 as Canadian Wildlife Service, Special Publication, Ministry of Supply and Services, Canada. Catalog Number CW66-124-1993E. Free. Write: Publications Division, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3, Canada. 

Status and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet in North America. Henry R. Carter and Michael L. Morrison (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Pacific Grove, California, December 1987. Published October 1992 in Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, Volume 5, Number 1.

Auks at Sea. Spencer G. Sealy (Editor). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Pacific Grove, California, December 1987. Published December 1990 in Studies in Avian Biology, Number 14. Available for free at: http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/cooper/sab.php.

Ecology and Behavior of Gulls. Judith L. Hand, William E. Southern, and Kees Vermeer (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Colonial Waterbird Society and the Pacific Seabird Group, San Francisco, California, December 1985. Published June 1987 in Studies in Avian Biology, Number 10. Available for free at: http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/cooper/sab.php.

Marine Birds: Their Feeding Ecology and Commercial Fisheries Relationships. David N. Nettleship, Gerald A. Sanger, and Paul F. Springer (Editors). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Seattle, Washington, January 1982. Published 1984 as Canadian Wildlife Service, Special Publication. Out of print.

Tropical Seabird Biology. Ralph W. Schreiber (Editor). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 1982. Published February 1984 in Studies in Avian Biology, Number 8. Available for free at: http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/cooper/sab.php.

Shorebirds in Marine Environments. Frank A. Pitelka (Editor). Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Pacific Seabird Group, Asilomar, California, January 1977. Published June 1979 in Studies in Avian Biology, Number 2. Available for free at: http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/cooper/sab.php.

Several PSG Symposia published in Studies in Avian Biology are available as pdf files at http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/cooper/sab.php.

Symposia and other SAB titles of interest to marine bird folks include:

•  Status and Distribution of Alaska Birds
•  Shorebirds in Marine Environments
•  The Avifauna of the South Farallon Islands, California
•  Tropical Seabird Biology
•  Ecology and Behavior of Gulls
•  Bird Communities at Sea off California: 1975 to 1983
•  Avian Foraging: Theory, Methodology, and Applications
•  Auks at Sea


Technical Publications
Pacific Seabird Group Technical Publication Number 2
"Methods for surveying Marbled Murrelets in forests: a revised protocol for land management and research".
Marbled Murrelet Technical Committee

Pacific Seabird Group Technical Publication Number 1
"Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Seabird Restoration Workshop"
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Restoration Project Final Report, Restoration Project 95038; September 1997
Edited by:
Kenneth I. Warheit
, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Management, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. warhekiw@dfw.wa.gov
Craig S. Harrison, P.O. Box 19230, Washington, DC 20036. charrison@hunton.com
George J. Divoky, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99775. fngjd@uaf.edu


Annual Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts available in pdf format:
   • 2010: Long Beach, CA
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2009: Hakadote, Japan
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2008: Blaine, Washington
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2007: Pacific Grove, CA
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2006: Girdwood, Alaska
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2005: Portland, Oregon
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2004: La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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2000: Napa, California
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1999: Semiahmoo, Washington
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1998: Monterey, California
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1997: Portland, Oregon

Abstracts prior to 1997 can be found in the Spring edition of the PSG Bulletin (now Pacific Seabirds).


Marine Ornithology

A free online peer-reviewed journal of avian marine biology and ecology.

Marine Ornithology is a scientific journal published through a partnership of the African Seabird Group, Pacific Seabird Group, Australasian Seabird Group, and the Seabird group (UK). Marine Ornithology is available in print and online at www.marineornithology.org.