Important Bird Areas

Attu Island Colony

Alaska

The Attu Island Colony IBA occupies 95 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, 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: hunting-other, refuge-wildlife management, wilderness, and birdwatching.

The Attu Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 10 seabird species and an estimated 72,419 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Red-faced Cormorant (1,938), Pelagic Cormorant (2,165), and Glaucous-winged Gull (7,328). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Attu Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 10 seabird species and an estimated 72,419 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Red-faced Cormorant (1,938), Pelagic Cormorant (2,165), and Glaucous-winged Gull (7,328). The largest colony, Attu Island, contains 10 seabird species and an estimated 71,276 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ownership

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

Habitat

The Attu Island Colony IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 95 acres with an average elevation of -10.2 m.

Land Use

The Attu Island Colony IBA is used for: hunting-other, refuge-wildlife management, wilderness, and birdwatching.