The Kiska Island Colonies IBA occupies 132 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, federal-other, and for profit-other, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

The Kiska Island Colonies IBA contains 7 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 14 seabird species and an estimated 3,333,961 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Crested Auklet (692,000), Least Auklet (2,600,000), Pelagic Cormorant (1,003), Red-faced Cormorant (1,311), and Glaucous-winged Gull (8,456). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Kiska Island Colonies IBA contains 7 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 14 seabird species and an estimated 3,333,961 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Crested Auklet (692,000), Least Auklet (2,600,000), Pelagic Cormorant (1,003), Red-faced Cormorant (1,311), and Glaucous-winged Gull (8,456). The largest colony, Kiska Island (Sirius Pt), contains 6 seabird species and an estimated 3,297,126 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Habitat

The Kiska Island Colonies IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 132 acres with an average elevation of 6.0 m.

Land Use

The Kiska Island Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

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