We are a community science project dedicated to the research, education, and protection of the Pigeon Guillemot in the Salish Sea. We monitorPigeon Guillemots breeding colonies across the region to better understand their population dynamics and role in healthy coastal ecosystems. Our survey is collaboratively coordinated by the organizations above.
Learn about our work in the video below
Please help support our survey of Pigeon Guillemots. Our data helps Washington agencies assess the health of the Salish Sea. As our survey grows to encompass more areas of our Region, so do our costs to ensure we maintain scientific-level data collection.
Clicking this button takes you to the Whidbey Audubon Society website. Whidbey Audubon Society provides financial management services to the SSGN.
Thanks for all the hard work in 2022! If you are interested in getting involved, check back in April 2023 for updates or e-mail email@example.com for more information. Thanks again to all our volunteers and partners for their hard work this season!
2022 End of Season Celebration - Video This recap of the 2022 Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Survey conducted by the Salish Sea Guillemot Network includes stories and impressions of the season from the various Regions, as well as preliminary results compared to the 2021 season. The guest speaker is Senior Marine Ecologist with Point Blue Conservation Science, Dr. Mike Johns. He discusses some long-term trends and new insights into the breeding and migratory behavior of Pigeon Guillemots on Southeast Farallon Island. Dr. Johns just wrapped up his 9th season on the Farallones, and he shares recent results from a 3-year telemetry study, along with the history of Point Blue’s 54-year legacy of seabird research on a remote offshore California outcropping. His presentation begins 1 hr - 3 mins - 23 secs into the video.
News! SSGN Participated in Newly Published Scientific Paper:
What can Pigeon Guillemot eggshells tell us about the diets of adult PIGU? Emily Buckner, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, asked this question and the SSGN helped round up cast-off eggshells from breeding colony beaches to enable her study. Find her results here, in the spring 2022 edition of Northwestern Naturalist.