Important Bird Areas

Eastern Kodiak Island Marine

Alaska

The Eastern Kodiak Island Marine IBA occupies 212,325 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Southeastern Cook Inlet - Kodiak Upwelling ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 3.8 km from the nearest land.

It Eastern Kodiak Island Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Eastern Kodiak Island Marine is an IBA for the following species: White-winged Scoter, Pomarine Jaeger, and Aleutian Tern. It contains an estimated 12,217 White-winged Scoter (non-breeding), 760 Pomarine Jaeger (breeding), and 312 Aleutian Tern (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Ornithological Summary

Eastern Kodiak Island Marine is an IBA for the following species: White-winged Scoter, Pomarine Jaeger, and Aleutian Tern. It contains an estimated 12,217 White-winged Scoter (non-breeding), 760 Pomarine Jaeger (breeding), and 312 Aleutian Tern (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 1896 non-breeding surveys and 756 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between August 28, 1975 and September 10, 2009. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Eastern Kodiak Island Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Eastern Kodiak Island Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Southeastern Cook Inlet - Kodiak Upwelling ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -56.2 m and ranges from -159.1 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Eastern Kodiak Island Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.