This review of recent Dutch seabird research is the result of a questionnaire which was meant to investigate current seabird research. Institutions, organizations and individual researchers were asked to describe their present activities and to list some of their major (recent) publications. The Dutch Seabird Group, which will now be formed, intends to stimulate further research and it will try to keep this list up to date. Seabirds breeding in the Netherlands, including Eider, gulls and terns, are studied by C. Swennen and P. Duiven (NIOZ), SOVON and the Working group Breeding Seabirds of the Dutch Seabird Group (contact A.J. van Dijk), by A.L. Spaans and M. Klaassen (RIN Arnhem), Cor Berrevoets, Peter Meininger, Hans Schekkerman and Rob Strucker (RWS/DGW). Seawatching Beached Bird Surveys and Offshore studies of seabirds and marine mammals are coordinated in Working groups of the Dutch Seabird Group (contact J.E. den Ouden, C.J. Camphuysen and M.F. Leopold respectively. Miscellaneous seabird research in the Netherlands includes studies of occurrence of Storm Petrel and Leach’s Petrel (W.J.R. de Wijs), feeding ecology of Common Scoter (H.Offringa, NIOZ), Herring Gulls (B. Winters, VWG Wierhaven and T. Eggenhuizen), Black Terns (B. Winters, VWG Wierhaven), geographical variation of Guillemot (W.J.R. de Wijs), and of captive pinguins (C.J. Scholten). Seabird research outside the Netherlands includes studies of the ecology of Fulmarine petrels in the Antarctic (J.A. van Franeker, RIN), Long-tailed Skuas (Greenland), Great Skuas (North Rona) and Antarctic Skuas (South Georgia, Antarctic; J. de Korte), dietary studies of arctic Fulmar populations (Jan Mayen, Svalbard; C.J. Camphuysen), and population studies of Indonesian seabirds (J. de Korte), Caribbean seabirds (R van Halewijn), and seabirds on the Cape Verde islands (C.J. Hazevoet).