The Gareloi Island Colony IBA occupies 57 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, and perennial ice/snow. The IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

The Gareloi Island Colony IBA contains 3 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 13 seabird species and an estimated 652,046 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Parakeet Auklet (43,200), Crested Auklet (186,000), and Least Auklet (402,000).

Ornithological Summary

The Gareloi Island Colony IBA contains 3 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 13 seabird species and an estimated 652,046 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Parakeet Auklet (43,200), Crested Auklet (186,000), and Least Auklet (402,000). The largest colony, Gareloi I.(S.E. Side), contains 8 seabird species and an estimated 644,227 birds.

Ownership

The Gareloi Island Colony IBA is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge.

Habitat

The Gareloi Island Colony IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, and perennial ice/snow. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 57 acres with an average elevation of 1.5 m.

Land Use

The Gareloi Island Colony IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

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