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.
Join us for Guillemot Appreciation Day 2022 on Whidbey Island!
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.