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The Newsletter is published three times a year, containing articles from members and others on issues relating to seabird research and conservation.
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Grants update

Recent grant calls have received a lot of interest. The February 2021 call was particularly competitive, and three recipients were awarded a research grant.

  • Nina da Rocha was awarded a grant to uncover white-tailed tropicbird breeding sites on the Island of Principe.
  • Stephen Hurling was awarded a grant to study the distribution, population dynamics and conservation status of Iceland’s nocturnal seabirds.
  • Ben Porter was awarded a grant to investigate the impacts of light pollution and marine developments on nocturnal seabirds in the north-east Atlantic.

We congratulate our grantees on their awards and wish them success with their project. Seabird Group members will be able to read reports of these projects in one or two years’ time in the Seabird Group newsletters, or in our SEABIRD journal.

The next Seabird Group’s call for research grants will open in October 2021. For more details see our grants page.

Our Seabird Census grant call remains open!

Grants to support seabird census projects for Seabirds Count, the UK national seabird census currently underway and which finishes this year, are still available from the Seabird Group's census legacy fund. The census grant application form is available from the Seabird Group website. Census grant applications can be made at any time and we will turn them around very quickly. If you have any questions please contact the Seabird Group’s national census representative, Will Miles ( Apply now!

Postponement of the 15th International Seabird Group Conference until 2022

Due to the postponement of the World Seabird Conference (WSC3) in Tasmania to October 2021, the Seabird Group have taken the decision to delay the 15th International Seabird Group Conference. This was due to be held in Cork next year but will now take place in Autumn 2022. We recognise that this might be disappointing news but we want to support the World Seabird Union under what are very challenging times.

We are working with the local organisers in Cork and will let our members know the dates of the next conference via our newsletter and on the news section of our website.