Important Bird Areas

Flat Island Colony

Alaska

The Flat Island Colony IBA occupies 15 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The IBA is located in the Kodiak Island ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: for profit-other, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other and refuge-wildlife management.

The Flat Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 5 seabird species and an estimated 31,153 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Tufted Puffin (30,000).

Ornithological Summary

The Flat Island Colony IBA contains 2 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 5 seabird species and an estimated 31,153 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Tufted Puffin (30,000). The largest colony, Flat Island, contains 4 seabird species and an estimated 31,103 birds.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Flat Island Colony IBA is owned and managed as: for profit-other.

Habitat

The Flat Island Colony IBA is located in the Kodiak Island ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 15 acres with an average elevation of -15.5 m.

Land Use

The Flat Island Colony IBA is used for: hunting-other and refuge-wildlife management.