Important Bird Areas

Crooked Island Colony

Alaska

The Crooked Island Colony IBA occupies 8 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Ahklun Mountains ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: state-other, and has the following primary uses: conservation/ natural area and ecotourism.

The Crooked Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 8 seabird species and an estimated 40,106 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Pelagic Cormorant (2,181).

Ornithological Summary

The Crooked Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 8 seabird species and an estimated 40,106 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Pelagic Cormorant (2,181). The largest colony, High Island, contains 8 seabird species and an estimated 39,790 birds.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Crooked Island Colony IBA is owned and managed as: state-other.

Habitat

The Crooked Island Colony IBA is located in the Ahklun Mountains ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 8 acres with an average elevation of 17.8 m.

Land Use

The Crooked Island Colony IBA is used for: conservation/ natural area and ecotourism.