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Australian Seabird Group

Name: Australian Seabird Group
Acronym: ASG
Geographic Scope: National
Biogeographical Realm: Australasian
Country: Australia
Description: Formed in 1971, the Australian Seabird Group was originally sponsored by the Royal Australian Ornithologists Union through its Field Investigation Committee.

One of ASG's first three exercises was the mapping of offshore island seabird colonies (Fullagar and Murray 1973).

The group participated in the XVI International Ornithological Congress in Canberra, Australia in August 1974 (Williamson et al. 1975).

Sometime in 1975 or 1976 the group changed its name to the Australasian Seabird Group and expanded to cover New Zealand. Although the group no longer goes by Australian Seabird Group, that name can be found in various places around the internet, apparently as a lapsus for the new name.

  • Fullagar P, Murray D. 1973. The Seabird Island Series. Australian Bird Bander 11:12-13.
  • Williamson K, Perrins CM, Bourne WRP. 1975. Reports. Bird Study 22:53-58. doi: 10.1080/00063657509476443
Status: Active
Year Established: 1971
Year Dissolved: 1975
Related pages: Australasian Seabird Group
Related pages: Newsletter (Australian Seabird Group)