Dedicated to the study and conservation of Pacific Seabirds and their environment.

About Us

Pacific Seabird Group (PSG)

Dedicated to the study and conservation of Pacific seabirds and their environment

The Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) is a society of professional seabird researchers and managers dedicated to the study and conservation of seabirds. PSG was formed in 1972 out of a need for increased communication among academic and government seabird researchers.

The principal goals of PSG are (1) to increase the quality and quantity of seabird research through facilitating exchange of information and (2) to identify and assess the importance of threats to seabird populations and provide government agencies and others with expert advice on managing the threats and populations.

PSG members are delegates to several other ornithological organisations:

PSG members include biologists, wildlife managers, post-docs, students and conservation biologists from 16 countries including the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan. PSG annual meetings and publications provide forums where members can share their findings on all research topics related to Pacific seabirds, and discuss local and large scale conservation issues. The Executive Council guides the organisation and makes decisions regarding operations. The Executive Council has 15 members including 6 Officers, a Student Representative and 8 Regional Representatives.

Our Concern is Seabirds

The interest and concern of the Pacific Seabird Group encompasses millions of birds from more than 275 species, all related by their dependence on the ocean environment. Seabirds in the Pacific Ocean represent 23 families of birds, with widely divergent natural history characteristics and concerns on the colony and at sea. Some species are astonishingly numerous with broad distributions while others are uncommon and occur only in restricted areas. PSG members work hard to increase our collective knowledge of Pacific seabirds, to understand ecosystem dynamics at both small- and large-scales, to address climate change impacts on seabirds, and to identify and address threats from human development and activities.  Read more here.

History of Pacific Seabird Group

The Pacific Seabird Group has a wonderful and rich history spanning 44 years.  Click here to learn more about PSG’s history including photos, facts, and trivia from members and Pacific Seabirds Bulletins. To contribute to this project, please contact Jo Smith, Communications Committee Coordinator:

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PSG Secretary
Jane Dolliver

Marine Ornithology

Marine Ornithology is an open access journal that is published through a partnership of the African Seabird Group, Australasian Seabird Group, Dutch Seabird Group, Japanese Seabird Group, The Seabird Group (UK), and Pacific Seabird Group.
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Conservation Grants

The objective of the Conservation Fund is to advance the conservation of seabirds in developing countries primarily in or bordering the Pacific Ocean by providing funds for conservation and restoration activities, and building within-country seabird expertise. Learn More »