The San Mateo, CA IBA occupies 7,981 hectares of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion.

It is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other and ports.

San Mateo, CA is an IBA for the following species: Pink-footed Shearwater. It contains an estimated 178 Pink-footed Shearwater. The following species are on the Audubon WatchList: Pink-footed Shearwater.

Ornithological Summary

San Mateo, CA is an IBA for the following species: Pink-footed Shearwater. It contains an estimated 178 Pink-footed Shearwater. These surveys were conducted between 1995 and 2006. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Pink-footed Shearwater.

Conservation Issues

In prior years, San Mateo Coast was subject to heavy seabird mortality due to extensive gill net fishing. In recent years, gill net fishing has been outlawed allowing the populations to begin to recover.

Ownership

The San Mateo, CA IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The San Mateo, CA IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion.

Land Use

The San Mateo, CA IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other and ports.

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