Category: Seabirds

The Seabird Update

Seabird breeding wrapped up this year with some impressive numbers! Our favorite murre colony success story at Devil’s Slide in Pacifica topped off at 1,911 birds by land-based count – the highest number since restoration work helped bring this colony back from zero birds in…

Network Featured in the All-Bird Bulletin

Citizen Science Supporting Seabird Conservation on Public Lands in California James Weigand, Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management California State Office One of the greatest resources for science on federal public lands is the people who live close to these lands. By engaging in scientific data…

Seabird Spotlight

If you have spent time along California’s rocky coast or in the Bay, you may have noticed a mostly black bird sporting flashy white wing patches. Maybe you saw a bird like this duck quickly into an abandoned pipe on Alcatraz Island?

What does Climate Change Mean to Seabirds?

Several seabird species were recently identified as indicators of climate change by a group of climate change researchers, as well as representatives of local and federal agencies. The numerous indicators include both biological (e.g., seabirds and mussels) and physical (e.g., sea-surface temperature and sea level)…

From the Flight Deck

Successful conservation of marine and coastal species is accomplished through numerous partnerships between local, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. This is especially true for the Seabird Protection Network. This article is the first of a two-part series about our partnership with the U.S.…

A View through the Spotting Scope

Article written by Crystal Bechaver, Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service It’s not every day that a job comes along that allows one to sit along the coast and gaze out over the ocean watching seabirds, whales, dolphins, and pinnipeds go about their day. I…