The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA occupies 115 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: for profit-other and non-profit-other, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other and refuge-wildlife management.

The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA contains 5 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 7 seabird species and an estimated 15,101 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull (13,000) and Aleutian Tern (225). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Ornithological Summary

The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA contains 5 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 7 seabird species and an estimated 15,101 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Glaucous-winged Gull (13,000) and Aleutian Tern (225). The largest colony, Unnamed Is. East Of Lagoon Pt., contains 5 seabird species and an estimated 13,150 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Aleutian Tern.

Conservation Issues

The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: for profit-other and non-profit-other.

Habitat

The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 115 acres with an average elevation of 0.3 m.

Land Use

The Nelson Lagoon Colonies IBA is used for: hunting-other and refuge-wildlife management.

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