Important Bird Areas

Amak Island Colony

Alaska

The Amak Island Colony IBA occupies 64 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

The Amak Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 7 seabird species and an estimated 23,146 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Red-faced Cormorant (4,035). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Amak Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 7 seabird species and an estimated 23,146 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Red-faced Cormorant (4,035). The largest colony, Amak Island, contains 7 seabird species and an estimated 20,055 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Amak Island Colony IBA is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge.

Land Use

The Amak Island Colony IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

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