Important Bird Areas

Amchitka Island Colony

Alaska

The Amchitka Island Colony IBA occupies 3 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

The Amchitka Island Colony IBA contains 1 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 2 seabird species and an estimated 4,000 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Pelagic Cormorant (2,000) and Red-faced Cormorant (2,000). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Amchitka Island Colony IBA contains 1 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 2 seabird species and an estimated 4,000 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Pelagic Cormorant (2,000) and Red-faced Cormorant (2,000). The largest colony, Amchitka Island, contains 2 seabird species and an estimated 4,000 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ownership

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

Habitat

The Amchitka Island Colony IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 3 acres with an average elevation of 56.3 m.

Land Use

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