The St. Matthew & Hall Islands Colonies IBA occupies 176 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, and emergent herbaceous wetlands. The IBA is located in the Bering Sea Islands ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

The St. Matthew & Hall Islands Colonies IBA contains 4 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 12 seabird species and an estimated 1,636,508 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Parakeet Auklet (20,550), Crested Auklet (105,000), Least Auklet (680,000), Pelagic Cormorant (1,150), Black-legged Kittiwake (42,450), Northern Fulmar (247,000), and Thick-billed Murre (258,750).

Ornithological Summary

The St. Matthew & Hall Islands Colonies IBA contains 4 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 12 seabird species and an estimated 1,636,508 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Parakeet Auklet (20,550), Crested Auklet (105,000), Least Auklet (680,000), Pelagic Cormorant (1,150), Black-legged Kittiwake (42,450), Northern Fulmar (247,000), and Thick-billed Murre (258,750). The largest colony, Hall Island, contains 12 seabird species and an estimated 1,021,170 birds.

Ownership

The St. Matthew & Hall Islands Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge.

Land Use

The St. Matthew & Hall Islands Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

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