Important Bird Areas

Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms

Alaska

The Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms IBA occupies 146,705 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Chichagof Shelf and Inside Waters ecoregion within the North American Pacific Fijordland. The centroid of this IBA is 3.0 km from the nearest land.

It Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other, birdwatching, and ecotourism. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms is an IBA for the following species: Marbled Murrelet. It contains an estimated 15,442 Marbled Murrelet (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Marbled Murrelet.

Ornithological Summary

Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms is an IBA for the following species: Marbled Murrelet. It contains an estimated 15,442 Marbled Murrelet (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 0 non-breeding surveys and 70 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between June 08, 1982 and July 11, 2002. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Marbled Murrelet.

Conservation Issues

The Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Chichagof Shelf and Inside Waters ecoregion with the North American Pacific Fijordland. The average water depth is -174.5 m and ranges from -403.4 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Stephens Passage & Tracy-Endicott Arms IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, birdwatching, and ecotourism.