Seabirds 2016-12-05T11:04:43-05:00



There are a slightly more than 300 species of seabirds in the world including penguins, loons, grebes, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, storm-petrels, diving-petrels, tropicbirds, pelicans, gannets, boobies, cormorants, frigatebirds, phalaropes, sheathbills, skuas, gulls, terns, noddies, skimmers, auks and seaducks. Many issues related to how humans have exploited the oceans and their interaction with seabirds were discussed in the Waterbird Conservation for the Americas plan. The Conservation Committee has dealt with issues around culling of cormorants.