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For more information on species & ecosystem science:

Wildlife Science
360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Fish Science
360-902-2700
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

Habitat Science
360-902-2534
habitatprogram@dfw.wa.gov

 
 

Lead Scientist: Scott Pearson

Ecoregions: Puget Trough, Northwest Coast

Ecological Systems: North Pacific Coastal Cliffs and Bluffs

   
 

Photo by Peter Hodum
 

Northern Washington Coast

   
 

Photo by Peter Hodum
 

Common murres landing on the Tatoosh colony

   

Seabird Ecology

Catalog of Washington’s Seabird Colonies

Project Description

Starting in the spring of 2010, WDFW scientists, biologists and database managers and designers are starting an ongoing process of updating the “Catalog of Washington Seabird Colonies” that was published by Steven Speich and Terrence Wahl in 1989. The initial phase of this project will involve creating a spatial database of the information contained in the original catalog. The second phase is to enter data collected on Washington’s seabird colonies since the catalog’s publication. The final phase is to update our colony information by conducting additional surveys and entering this new information in the database. WDFW received funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Migratory Birds for phases one and two.