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  • Australian Seabird Group

    Chris Merkord
    • Acronym
    • Geographic Scope
    • Biogeographical Realm
      , Australasian,
    • Country
      , Australia,
    • Status
    • Year Established
    • Year Dissolved
    • Succeeded By
      <a class="ipsPages_csv" href="https://ornithologyexchange.org/resources/organizations/ornithol-org/australasian-seabird-group-r131/">Australasian Seabird Group</a>

    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

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