Important Bird Areas

Barren Islands Marine

Alaska

The Barren Islands Marine IBA occupies 219,278 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Southeastern Cook Inlet - Kodiak Upwelling ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 0.6 km from the nearest land.

It Barren Islands Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other and birdwatching. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Barren Islands Marine is an IBA for the following species: Tufted Puffin. It contains an estimated 53,892 Tufted Puffin (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Barren Islands Marine is an IBA for the following species: Tufted Puffin. It contains an estimated 53,892 Tufted Puffin (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 54 non-breeding surveys and 282 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between May 23, 1975 and September 07, 2009.

Conservation Issues

The Barren Islands Marine IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Barren Islands Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Barren Islands Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Southeastern Cook Inlet - Kodiak Upwelling ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -120.0 m and ranges from -211.8 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Barren Islands Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other and birdwatching.

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