Organizational Records

Articles of Incorporation

Download in PDF format here: Articles of Incorporation


As required by California state law, PSG has an approved set of Bylaws. Please download version 9.1 (2016) in PDF format here: PSG Bylaws


PSG makes no warranty that: 1. the services provided by the society will meet your requirements: 2. the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; 3. the information obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable; 4. the quality of any content provided will meet your expectations; or 5. any errors in the software will be corrected. Any materials downloaded or obtained through PSG listserv is done at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or the loss of data that results from the download of any such material. You expressly understand and agree that PSG shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses resulting from: 1. the use or inability to use the service; 2. unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmission; 3. statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or 4. any other matter relating to the PSG listserv service.  PSG members agree to indemnify and hold the PSG, the Executive Council and members harmless from any claim or demand including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the PSG listserv service, your use of the service, your connection to the service, your violation of the terms and conditions, or your violation of the rights of others.

Diversity Statement

The Pacific Seabird Group is an all-inclusive international society of professional seabird researchers and managers dedicated to the study and conservation of seabirds and their environment. PSG is committed to making diversity a core and abiding strength among our membership and all of our activities including programs, events, publishing, and professional development. Achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in the culture, values, norms and behaviors of the PSG. We support diversity in all of its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.


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. Also in the Handbook are the instructions for running the Annual Meeting and much, much more.

IRS Tax Exemption Letter

The Pacific Seabird Group is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization and is tax exempt. A copy of a letter from the IRS stating our tax-exemption is available here.

Photo Use

All the photos on the PSG website and social media accounts have been generously donated by PSG members voluntarily, and without compensation.  The PSG will always strive to uphold the highest standards while using photographs and video imagery voluntarily provided by photographers. Contact the PSG Communications Committee Coordinator before using any of the photos for non-PSG or commercial purposes.  Email:

PSG Photo Release Form – download here.  Send to:

Policies & Procedures

The Pacific Seabird Group makes available to its members and the public its operational policies and procedures for conflict of interest, investments, and others; the year of the last update is indicated in parentheses.

Tax Returns

Non-profit Disclosure: The Pacific Seabird Group files its required information and tax returns (IRS Form 990) with the IRS each year and makes them available to the public to evaluate how it operates.  IRS Form 990 ensures that non-profits disclose any potential conflicts of interest, compensation of Board members, and other details related to financial accountability.  Please see below for PSG’s Form 990 from 2007 to present. Contact the Treasurer if you have any questions.