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The Waved Albatross' impressive wingspan helps is roam thousands of miles © Mike's Birds

Seabirds spend nearly 40% of time beyond national...

Wed, 03/03/2021
Scientists have found that albatrosses and large petrels spend 39% of their time on the high seas – areas of ocean where no single country has jurisdiction. How can we make sure these vital habitats don’t fall through the cracks?
European Storm-petrels regularly travel more than 200 kilometres to find food © Peter Steward

Paperclip-sized tracker reveals intrepid journey...

Thu, 26/11/2020
Mark Bolton, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains how a satellite tag the size of a paperclip gave us important new insights into the life of the small but tough European Storm-petrel, and how these discoveries can help us protect it.

Tracking Ocean Wanderers

Mon, 19/10/2020
The journey of Bird Island’s “modern wandering albatross” moves into its next phase! If you have been following #AlbatrossStories, you may remember one of our recent blogs where we pondered “What is it like being a modern wandering albatross?”
The Grey-headed Albatross is Endangered and declining by 5% a year on South Georgia © Stephanie Winnard

Nobody knows where juvenile Grey-headed...

Thu, 12/07/2018
Way too many youngsters were going missing after fledging. With no knowledge of where they fly to, it was much harder to halt their decline. Now, nine satellite-tagged juveniles have successfully left the nest. We can watch their journey – and so can you.
The Seabird Tracking Database has reached 10 million data points © David Grem

Record-breaking 10 million points for seabird...

Thu, 08/06/2017
Today we celebrate World Oceans Day as we finally reach a record-breaking 10 million data points in the Seabird Tracking Database.

Data boring? Or data vital?

Thu, 21/04/2016
Do datasets make you yawn? Well think again because without good data we cannot conserve our environment effectively.

Turning the West African Atlantic from bycatch...

Wed, 09/03/2016
These waters see the highest levels of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in the world, which is disastrous for migratory avian species.

The conservation and scientific benefits of...

Thu, 09/09/2010
World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Cleo Small and Phil Taylor from BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme, and Scott Shaffer, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University.