Important Bird Areas

Egg Island Colonies

Alaska

The Egg Island Colonies IBA occupies 165 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, evergreen forest, shrubland, 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 has the following primary uses: hunting-other.

The Egg Island Colonies IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 3 seabird species and an estimated 11,260 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull (11,200).

Ornithological Summary

The Egg Island Colonies IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 3 seabird species and an estimated 11,260 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Glaucous-winged Gull (11,200). The largest colony, Egg Island, contains 2 seabird species and an estimated 11,020 birds.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Egg Island Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm.

Habitat

The Egg Island Colonies IBA is located in the Gulf of Alaska Coast ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, evergreen forest, shrubland, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 165 acres with an average elevation of -2.5 m.

Land Use

The Egg Island Colonies IBA is used for: hunting-other.