Featuring seabird groups of the World No. 3: the Dutch Seabird Group

The Dutch Seabird Group (Nederlandse Zeevogelgroep) is a section of the Netherlands Ornithological Society (Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie - NOU).  Several NZG working groups are involved in different areas of seabird study such as the Beached Bird Survey group, the Coastal Seawatching group and the Offshore and the Breeding Bird group.

"The Dutch Seabird Group aims to be a bonding mechanism between amateur and professional seabird researchers nationally and internationally and strives to disseminate seabird information to non-governmental groups and policy makers that are dealing with the marine environment.  To achieve such aims, the Dutch Seabird Group publishes the journal SULA and contributes to the organisation of workshops and symposia."

Sula, established in 1987, is currently edited by Mardik Leopold and mainly carries articles on seabirds from the North Sea, including on the Arctic or Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis, a procellariiform seabird that has been taken on longline hooks in large numbers (click here for a 2001 report).  Although a Dutch language journal all papers have an English summary and captions to tables and figures.

Arctic or Northern Fulmar.  Photograph by Neil Hamilton

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 28 September 2012

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