The Sheep Mountain IBA is located along the Glennallen roadside between the Matanuska Glacier and the Eureka Roadhouse.

Ornithological Summary

Sheep Mountain ranked number 1 in the protocol to identify migratory land bird habitats that support significant multi-species assemblages and concentrations. This IBA had the highest number (10) of Partners in Flight priority species (Gray-cheeked Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Varied Thrush, Arctic Warbler, Bohemian Waxwing, Rusty Blackbird, Townsend's Warbler, and White-winged Ccrossbill), as well as two Audubon Alaska WatchList species of conservation concern (Blackpoll Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher).

Sheep Mountain sits along a major bird migration corridor; during April, visitors frequently see Golden Eagles, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, and other raptors.

Conservation Issues

Industrializatiion/urbanization, and recreation/tourism.

Ownership

State; Private

Habitat

mixed forest, treeline ecotone, scrub, tundra, scree/boulders.

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