The False Klamath IBA occupies 760 hectares of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay. The IBA is located in the Oregon, Washington, Vancouver Coast and Shelf ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: federal and state, and has the following primary uses: park. False Klamath is located 600m offshore.

The False Klamath IBA contains 8 seabird species and an estimated 44,925 birds. The colony is an IBA for the following species: Double-Crested Cormorant (31), Tufted Puffin (4), Common Murre (108,318), Common Murre (43,898), Brandt's cormorant (713), Western Gull (92), Pelagic Cormorant (115), and Pigeon Guillemot (72).

Ornithological Summary

The False Klamath IBA contains 8 seabird species and an estimated 44,925 birds. The colony is an IBA for the following species: Double-Crested Cormorant (31), Tufted Puffin (4), Common Murre (108,318), Common Murre (43,898), Brandt's cormorant (713), Western Gull (92), Pelagic Cormorant (115), and Pigeon Guillemot (72). False Klamath is an important area for breeding birds in Northern California. The majority of the birds located within the IBA are Common Murre, over 5000 breeding pairs.

Ownership

The False Klamath IBA is owned and managed as: federal and state.

Habitat

The False Klamath IBA is located in the Oregon, Washington, Vancouver Coast and Shelf ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay. The colony occupies a total land area of 760 hectares.

Land Use

The False Klamath IBA is used for: park. False Klamath is inaccessible from the coastline and too shallow for boat use, therefore limiting the land use. False Klamath is used primarily for research and observations.

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