In 1984, 5076 kilometres of coast were patrolled and 14223 dead seabirds were found. A new species for the Beach Patrol Scheme was a Bird of Providence (Pterodroma solandri). Four species found in greater numbers in 1984 than previously were the Black Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni), White-faced Storm Petrel (Pelagodroma marina), Australasian Gannet (Sula bassana) and Pied Shag (Phalacrocorax varius). A wreck of mainly Kerguelen Petrels (Lugensa brevirostris), Blue Petrels (Halobaena caerulea) and Fairy Prions (Pachyptila turtur)occurred in August along the western coast and the northern half of the eastern coast of the North Island. A summary is given of the coastal and monthly distributions for each of four genera of fulmar (Macronectes, Fulmarus, Thalassoica and Daption) found during the 1960-1983 period. The most frequently found fulmar was the Antarctic Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides), a consequence of wrecks numbering hundreds of birds in 1975 and 1978.