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


The Pacific Seabird Group has four outlets available for the publication of items relating to marine birds, their environment, and their conservation: (1) Marine Ornithology; (2) Pacific Seabirds; (3) Symposia; and (4) Technical Publications.  Also, every year the PSG holds an annual meeting and the meeting program and abstract books are available online.

For more information about PSG publications, and if you’re interested in funding assistance, please contact the PSG Secretary at

Incubating Kittlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris with nest camera in background, Kodiak Island, Alaska, 8 July 2010. (Photo: M. James Lawonn/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts

Meeting program and abstract pdfs are available on Annual Meeting page for 2013 to present. Meeting programs and abstracts are available for years 1974 to 1997 in the Spring Edition of Pacific Seabirds or PSG Bulletin (Issue No. 1). The PSG is working to make available the meeting programs and abstracts from 1998 to 2012.

Marine Ornithology

Marine Ornithology is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Pacific Seabird Group on behalf of a consortium of seabird groups: African, Australasian, Dutch, Japanese, and Pacific. The journal publishes peer-reviewed contributed papers, special issues, Forum articles (papers on topics of general interest that express a particular viewpoint and may be solicited), and book, website and software reviews, on all aspects of marine ornithology worldwide. Review papers or Commentaries (i.e., short articles contributing new perspectives on existing publications) on important or emerging topics in marine ornithology are encouraged. Contributions dealing with coastal or water birds such as gulls, terns, cormorants, and pelicans will also be considered.

Current and past issues are available on the journal’s website – click here!   Please see this link for the complete catalog.

For further information contact Dr. Louise Blight, Managing Editor, at

Pacific Seabirds

Pacific Seabirds is the official publication of the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG). Published once or twice annually, content includes financial statements, Executive Council reports, Regional Reports, Conservation Report, news from the Annual Meeting, technical articles and reviews, book reviews, and other seabird 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 here. Articles are the property of © Pacific Seabird Group 1974 – present.


At irregular intervals the Pacific Seabird Group holds symposia at its annual meetings. The published symposia are listed here. There are specific guidelines for proposing symposia or special paper sessions at PSG Meetings. Please review the Symposia Guidelines before submitting your proposal. Download the Guidelines for Submitting Funding Requests if you’re interested in funding assistance for the publication of PSG-sponsored symposia.

Technical Publications

Technical publications are produced by the PSG to provide methodology workshop proceedings and other technical topics for the members.  PSG has two Technical Publications, available here.





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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 »