Important Bird Areas

Amagat & Umga Island Colonies

Alaska

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA occupies 126 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay and grassland/herbaceous. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management.

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA contains 3 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 10 seabird species and an estimated 557,306 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Pelagic Cormorant (1,500), Red-faced Cormorant (1,500), Glaucous-winged Gull (8,600), Cassin's auklet (100,000), Tufted Puffin (100,800), Horned Puffin (141,600), and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (200,000). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA contains 3 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 10 seabird species and an estimated 557,306 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Pelagic Cormorant (1,500), Red-faced Cormorant (1,500), Glaucous-winged Gull (8,600), Cassin's auklet (100,000), Tufted Puffin (100,800), Horned Puffin (141,600), and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (200,000). The largest colony, Amagat Island, contains 9 seabird species and an estimated 451,140 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Conservation Issues

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge.

Habitat

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay and grassland/herbaceous. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 126 acres with an average elevation of 18.6 m.

Land Use

The Amagat & Umga Island Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management.