The Kotzebue Sound 163W66N IBA occupies 179,041 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Alaska Coastal ecoregion within the Chukchi Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 22.1 km from the nearest land.

It Kotzebue Sound 163W66N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: unknown. It is exposed to the following threat types: boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Kotzebue Sound 163W66N is an IBA for the following species: Long-tailed Duck. It contains an estimated 22,495 Long-tailed Duck (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Kotzebue Sound 163W66N is an IBA for the following species: Long-tailed Duck. It contains an estimated 22,495 Long-tailed Duck (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 11 non-breeding surveys and 42 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between August 22, 1976 and September 21, 1981.

Conservation Issues

The Kotzebue Sound 163W66N IBA is threatened by: boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Kotzebue Sound 163W66N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Kotzebue Sound 163W66N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Alaska Coastal ecoregion with the Chukchi Sea. The average water depth is -13.2 m and ranges from -16.4 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Kotzebue Sound 163W66N IBA is used for: unknown.

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