— Current Database Status —

Species Tracked
Colonies Tracked
Data Contributors
Location Points

Seabird Tracking
DatabaseTracking Ocean Wanderers
since 2004

The premier platform for seabird researchers to share their tracking data with the research and conservation communities

Contribute & Collaborate​

Request data, store your data, share it with collaborating researchers, and contribute to seabird conservation

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Case Studies​

Find out more about our collaborative work using seabird tracking data to inform real-world conservation

Tracking Ocean Wanderers

Explore the diversity of seabird species, their incredible journeys, and how many have been tracked

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Conservation Outputs

The data submitted to the Seabird Tracking Database have wide-ranging conservation impacts:


marine IBAs identified


marine IBAs used to describe EBSAs


collaborations facilitated


tracks used to identify an MPA in the North-East Atlantic


of Marine IBAs in Europe Covered by Natura 2000 Protected Area network

Seabird bycatch mitigation measures mandatory in all 5 tuna RFMOs

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