The seabird life history database

As part of a grant provided to the World Seabird Union, digitization of the seabird life history database has now been complete! This is a 2013 update of Appendix 2 of the Biology of Marine Birds book by Schreiber and Burger. Updates to these data will be ongoing.

CLICK HERE to explore the life history database

Diversity is important to us

As an international organization focused on building capacity and personal relationships among seabirders around the world, the World Seabird Union (WSU) remains committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also recognize, however, that discrimination and bias at the individual and institutional levels affect many of our colleagues worldwide. Recent events have highlighted the responsibility of all organizations, including ours, to do more to ensure that our structure and activities do not contribute to inequitable outcomes, particularly with respect to racial representation and equity... READ MORE

World Seabird Video Project

Seabirders live and work in some incredible places. As we prepare for the Third World Seabird Conference, the WSU Early Career Scientists’ Committee is shining a spotlight on some of these places in a series we’re calling “World of Seabirds.”. We will be accepting videos on a rolling basis until WSC3! We’re collecting video introductions to seabird colonies around the world, which we’ll be posting on the World Seabird Union YouTube channel along with live Q&A sessions with scientists starting in September/October 2019. We hope you’ll join us by submitting your own video at! For details on how to make and submit your videos, please click the following links for full instructions in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese, and contact with any questions.

Did you know that the WSU has a conservation committee?

When issues arise in specific areas that warrant responses to protect or enhance seabird outcomes the regional group would provide the first response on such issues. If the issue is considered significant to warrant a stronger level of support, where international implications are expected from the lack of conservation of a species or its habitat, then the WSU may be approached to provide further ‘moral’ support to the issue. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

The World Seabird Union is on Amazon Smile! If you use Amazon Smile to shop, a portion of the profits go to support the WSU. Click on the link below to get started, and thank you for supporting our organization.

Would you like to donate to the World Seabird Union so that we can keep up our important work promoting seabird conservation worldwide? WSU is a 401 3c organization in the United States! contact us for more information, and please donate below! Thank you

Seabird Information Network

The Seabird Information Network is a network of databases from contributors all over the world.

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