Important Bird Areas

Barren Islands Colonies

Alaska

The Barren Islands Colonies IBA occupies 318 acres of land comprised of: deciduous forest, evergreen forest, shrubland, and woody wetlands. The IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast 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 and birdwatching.

The Barren Islands Colonies IBA contains 6 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 14 seabird species and an estimated 401,308 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Pelagic Cormorant (1,280), Glaucous-winged Gull (6,000), Black-legged Kittiwake (28,000), Tufted Puffin (132,000), and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (140,000).

Ornithological Summary

The Barren Islands Colonies IBA contains 6 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 14 seabird species and an estimated 401,308 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Pelagic Cormorant (1,280), Glaucous-winged Gull (6,000), Black-legged Kittiwake (28,000), Tufted Puffin (132,000), and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (140,000). The largest colony, East Amatuli Island, contains 12 seabird species and an estimated 261,757 birds.

Ownership

The Barren Islands Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge.

Habitat

The Barren Islands Colonies IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: deciduous forest, evergreen forest, shrubland, and woody wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 318 acres with an average elevation of 47.6 m.

Land Use

The Barren Islands Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and birdwatching.

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