Seabirds


Our team of seabird biologists has conducted research from the subtropical North Pacific to the Arctic Ocean. Research and monitoring programs have varied from basic biology and habitat use to marine pollution, studies of threatened and endangered species, and baseline ecosystem-level studies in offshore areas prior to oil and gas development. Our specific areas of expertise include:

  • At-sea sampling with line-transect methodology; analysis of line-transect data
  • Studies and monitoring of populations and biology of nesting seabirds
  • Baseline studies at offshore oil and nearshore wave-energy developments
  • Radar-based studies of movement patterns, spatial abundance, and flight altitudes
  • Studies and technical expertise for endangered seabirds (e.g., Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Spectacled Eider, Steller’s Eider)
  • Baseline surveys for proposed large-scale coastal developments
  • Impacts of marine fisheries on seabirds
  • NEPA documentation and permitting support focusing on seabirds and threatened/endangered seabirds
ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"