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.