Seabird journals, bulletins and newsletters: a listing

Several scientific journals, bulletins and newsletters are dedicated to publishing articles on seabirds, and most contain material of relevance to the biology and conservation of ACAP-listed species. A list, regularly updated, follows.

Readers are requested to e-mail the ACAP Information Officer with information on relevant publications not listed.

A separate listing is available for newsletters that deal with procellariiform species and/or bycatch issues.

Atlantic Seabirds

Was published three or four times a year by the (UK) Seabird Group and the Dutch Seabird Group in eight volumes from 1999 to 2006 (but last issue mailed in 2008). ISSN 1388-2511.  No longer published.  PDFs of whole issues may be viewed at http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/?page=journalarchive. Abstracts may be viewed at http://www.zeevogelgroep.nl/.

Australasian Seabird Bulletin

Published nominally twice a year by the Australian Seabird Group (http://home.vicnet.net.au/%7Eseabird/), a special interest group of Birds Australia (www.birdsaustralia.com).  First issue January 1973. From Issue 52 in November 2010 it was replaced by an eBulletin with approximately quarterly issues.  Editor: André Chiaradia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). See also: http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/the-organisation/australasian-seabird-group.html.

Marine Ornithology

Published twice a year by subscription (paper copy) and as an open-access electronic journal (from Vol. 5 of 1978; current issue Vol. 45, No. 1, November 2016.  www.marineornithology.org.  Editor David Ainley.  ISSN 1018-3337.  Articles are refereed.

Medmaravis News

Current issue No. 7, January 2016, published by Medmaravis http://www.medmaravis.org/.

Pacific Seabirds

Published twice a year by the Pacific Seabird Group (www.pacificseabirdgroup.org).  First issue (as Pacific Seabird Group Bulletin) January 1974.  "Beginning in 2014, spring and fall issues were combined in one volume and published at the end of the calendar year and printed copies were no longer produced. " Editor: Jennifer Lang: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  ISSN 10899-6317.  Go to http://www.pacificseabirdgroup.org/index.php?f=pub_pacificseabirds&t=Pacific%20Seabirds&s=1 for all online issues from Volume 1.  Published in both paper copy  until 2013and on line from Vol. 36 of 2009.  Main articles are refereed.  Latest issue online for 2015 – Volume 42 (1-2).

Sea Swallow

Published annually by the Royal Naval Birdwatching Society (www.rnbws.org.uk).  Current issue: Vol. 64 of 2015.  Editor: David Dobson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). ISSN 0959-4787.  Go to http://www.rnbws.org.uk/pdfs/20061120%20Sea%20Swallow%20contents%20pages.pdf for contents pages.  Not refereed.

Seabird

Published annually by the Seabird Group (www.seabirdgroup.org.uk).  Editor: Richard Sherley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Published (as Seabird Bulletin) from August 1965 until 1998 (Vol. 20 as Seabird) when replaced by Atlantic Seabirds and has recommenced publication from Vol. 21 for 2008.  Current issue Vol. 29 of 2016.  Articles are refereed.  ISSN 1757-5842.  Click here for PDFs of earlier numbers.

Seabird Group Newsletter

Published three times a year by the Seabird Group (www.seabirdgroup.org.uk).  Current Editor: Hannah Watson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Current issue: No. 131, February 2016 (not available online).  Go to http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/?page=newsletter for more information.

Sula

Published by the Dutch Seabird Group (Nederlandse Zeevogelgroep; www.zeevogelgroep.nl).  Twelve volumes published from 1987 to 1998. See http://www.zeevogelgroep.nl/Sula/NZG_Index_Sula_1-12.pdf for contents pages and index.  Replaced by Atlantic Seabirds (see above). Sula recommenced publication as a quarterly from Vol. 21 in 2008.  Current issue: Vol. 25, No. 1 of 2012.  English abstracts at http://www.zeevogelgroep.nl/Sula/SULA-21-1_Abstracts.pdf. ISSN 0926-132X. Editor: C.J. (Kees) Camphuysen ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Mainly in Dutch with English summaries.  Not refereed.

Last updated 04  March 2017