The Buldir & Near Islands Marine IBA occupies 1,939,829 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Western Aleutians ecoregion within the Aleutian Islands. The centroid of this IBA is 39.1 km from the nearest land.

It Buldir & Near 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, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution

The Buldir & Near Islands Marine is an IBA for the following species: Ancient Murrelet, Glaucous-winged Gull, Parakeet Auklet, Whiskered Auklet, and Red-faced Cormorant. It contains an estimated 11,759 Ancient Murrelet (breeding), 6,889 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding), 34,073 Parakeet Auklet (breeding), 23,946 Whiskered Auklet (breeding), and 80,730 Red-faced Cormorant (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

Buldir & Near Islands Marine is an IBA for the following species: Ancient Murrelet, Glaucous-winged Gull, Parakeet Auklet, Whiskered Auklet, and Red-faced Cormorant. It contains an estimated 11,759 Ancient Murrelet (breeding), 6,889 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding), 34,073 Parakeet Auklet (breeding), 23,946 Whiskered Auklet (breeding), and 80,730 Red-faced Cormorant (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 176 non-breeding surveys and 1830 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between May 17, 1975 and August 30, 2006. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Conservation Issues

The Buldir & Near Islands Marine IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Buldir & Near Islands Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Buldir & Near Islands Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Western Aleutians ecoregion with the Aleutian Islands. The average water depth is -1072.3 m and ranges from -4076.2 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

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

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