Important Bird Areas

Ugaiushak Island Colonies

Alaska

The Ugaiushak Island Colonies IBA occupies 267 acres of land comprised of: grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula 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.

The Ugaiushak Island Colonies IBA contains 5 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 14 seabird species and an estimated 71,776 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Horned Puffin (23,800), Tufted Puffin (25,300), and Red-faced Cormorant (1,416). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Ornithological Summary

The Ugaiushak Island Colonies IBA contains 5 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 14 seabird species and an estimated 71,776 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Horned Puffin (23,800), Tufted Puffin (25,300), and Red-faced Cormorant (1,416). The largest colony, Ugaiushak Island, contains 14 seabird species and an estimated 52,025 birds. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-faced Cormorant.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Ugaiushak Island Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge.

Habitat

The Ugaiushak Island Colonies IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: grassland/herbaceous, shrubland, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 267 acres with an average elevation of -23.1 m.

Land Use

The Ugaiushak Island Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management.

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