Bechevin Bay is located on the north side of the Aleutian chain, between the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and Unimak Island. It is protected from Bristol Bay by barrier islands and spits, and connects to the Gulf of Alaska through a narrow passage to Ikatan Bay.

Ornithological Summary

Bechevin Bay is an important staging and wintering area for geese and sea ducks. More than 1% of the world population of Emperor Geese, and of the Pacific population of Black Brant, is found in Bechevin Bay in autumn and winter.

Conservation Issues

Threats include commercial fishing, and barge traffic and pollution associated with the petroleum industry.

Land Use

Alaska Maritime NWR; Alaska Peninsula NWR; Izembek NWR.

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