Important Bird Areas

Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies

Alaska

The Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies IBA occupies 392 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: bureau of land management blm, fws - national wildlife refuge, and for profit-other, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other, refuge-wildlife management, wilderness, and birdwatching.

The Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies IBA contains 13 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 16 seabird species and an estimated 609,206 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Red-faced Cormorant (3,468), Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (200,000), and Tufted Puffin (309,199). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies IBA contains 13 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 16 seabird species and an estimated 609,206 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Red-faced Cormorant (3,468), Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (200,000), and Tufted Puffin (309,199). The largest colony, Egg Island, contains 13 seabird species and an estimated 435,527 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Conservation Issues

The Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Habitat

The Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies 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 392 acres with an average elevation of 54.7 m.

Land Use

The Baby Islands & Akutan Pass Colonies IBA is used for: hunting-other, refuge-wildlife management, wilderness, and birdwatching.

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