Important Bird Areas

Colville River Delta Marine

Alaska

The Colville River Delta Marine IBA occupies 88,709 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea - Barrier Island-Lagoon System ecoregion within the Beaufort Sea - continental coast and shelf. The centroid of this IBA is 10.6 km from the nearest land.

It Colville River Delta Marine IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm, federal-other, and state-other, and has the following primary uses: oil extraction. It is exposed to the following threat types: boats, oil extraction, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Colville River Delta Marine is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous Gull. It contains an estimated 9,706 Glaucous Gull (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Colville River Delta Marine is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous Gull. It contains an estimated 9,706 Glaucous Gull (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 0 non-breeding surveys and 30 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between June 17, 1976 and September 05, 1978.

Conservation Issues

The Colville River Delta Marine IBA is threatened by: boats, oil extraction, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Colville River Delta Marine IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm, federal-other, and state-other.

Habitat

The Colville River Delta Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea - Barrier Island-Lagoon System ecoregion with the Beaufort Sea - continental coast and shelf. The average water depth is -2.6 m and ranges from -11.3 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Colville River Delta Marine IBA is used for: oil extraction.