The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA occupies 123 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: usda forest service - national forest, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other.

The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA contains 1 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 2 seabird species and an estimated 2,433 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Aleutian Tern (1,973). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Ornithological Summary

The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA contains 1 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 2 seabird species and an estimated 2,433 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Aleutian Tern (1,973). The largest colony, Situk River, contains 2 seabird species and an estimated 2,433 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Conservation Issues

The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA is owned and managed as: usda forest service - national forest.

Habitat

The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 123 acres with an average elevation of 0.8 m.

Land Use

The Blacksand Spit Colony IBA is used for: hunting-other.

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