Important Bird Areas

St. Lazaria Island Colony

Alaska

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA occupies 6 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, evergreen forest, mixed forest, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The IBA is located in the Alexander Archipelago ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other, refuge-wildlife management, and birdwatching.

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA contains 3 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 12 seabird species and an estimated 406,583 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (180,858) and Leach's storm-petrel (203,464).

Ornithological Summary

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA contains 3 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 12 seabird species and an estimated 406,583 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (180,858) and Leach's storm-petrel (203,464). The largest colony, St. Lazaria Island, contains 10 seabird species and an estimated 404,024 birds.

Conservation Issues

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA is owned and managed as: US Fish and Wildlife Service (Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge)

Habitat

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA is located in the Alexander Archipelago ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, evergreen forest, mixed forest, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 6 acres with an average elevation of 0 m.

Land Use

The St. Lazaria Island Colony IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and birdwatching.