The Kenai Fjords IBA occupies 176,488 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Shelf ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 0.4 km from the nearest land.

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

The Kenai Fjords is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 14,781 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Kenai Fjords is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 14,781 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 34 non-breeding surveys and 373 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between February 08, 1975 and September 20, 2009.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Kenai Fjords IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Kenai Fjords IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Shelf ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -128.1 m and ranges from -303.9 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Kenai Fjords IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, birdwatching, and ecotourism.

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