Important Bird Areas

Diomede Islands Colonies

Alaska

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA occupies 116 acres of land comprised of: shrubland and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The IBA is located in the Bering Sea Islands ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: for profit-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other and refuge-wildlife management.

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 11 seabird species and an estimated 6,688,818 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Black-legged Kittiwake (67,954), Parakeet Auklet (80,000), Crested Auklet (769,000), and Least Auklet (3,707,000).

Ornithological Summary

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 11 seabird species and an estimated 6,688,818 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Black-legged Kittiwake (67,954), Parakeet Auklet (80,000), Crested Auklet (769,000), and Least Auklet (3,707,000). The largest colony, Big Diomede Island (Ostrov Ratmanova), contains 11 seabird species and an estimated 6,145,545 birds.

Conservation Issues

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA is threatened by: boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: for profit-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA is located in the Bering Sea Islands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: shrubland and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 116 acres with an average elevation of 361.0 m.

Land Use

The Diomede Islands Colonies IBA is used for: hunting-other and refuge-wildlife management.