Important Bird Areas

East Copper River Delta Colonies

Alaska

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA occupies 776 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and usda forest service - national forest, and has the following primary uses: unknown.

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA contains 12 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 4 seabird species and an estimated 7,138 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Aleutian Tern (1,720). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Ornithological Summary

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA contains 12 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 4 seabird species and an estimated 7,138 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Aleutian Tern (1,720). The largest colony, East Copper River Delta, contains 3 seabird species and an estimated 2,140 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Conservation Issues

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution.

Ownership

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and usda forest service - national forest.

Habitat

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 776 acres with an average elevation of 7.4 m.

Land Use

The East Copper River Delta Colonies IBA is used for: unknown.