The Near Island Colony IBA occupies 104 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management.

The Near Island Colony IBA contains 1 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 8 seabird species and an estimated 27,040 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Horned Puffin (20,000).

Ornithological Summary

The Near Island Colony IBA contains 1 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 8 seabird species and an estimated 27,040 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Horned Puffin (20,000). The largest colony, Near Island, contains 8 seabird species and an estimated 27,040 birds.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

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

Habitat

The Near Island Colony IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 104 acres with an average elevation of 114.0 m.

Land Use

The Near Island Colony IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management.

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