Important Bird Areas

Ugamak Strait Colonies

Alaska

The Ugamak Strait Colonies IBA occupies 418 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The IBA is located in the Aleutian 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 Ugamak Strait Colonies IBA contains 14 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 15 seabird species and an estimated 401,544 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Tufted Puffin (342,796).

Ornithological Summary

The Ugamak Strait Colonies IBA contains 14 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 15 seabird species and an estimated 401,544 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Tufted Puffin (342,796). The largest colony, Aiktak Island, contains 11 seabird species and an estimated 246,848 birds.

Ownership

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

Habitat

The Ugamak Strait Colonies IBA is located in the Aleutian Islands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, grassland/herbaceous, and shrubland. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 418 acres with an average elevation of 15.6 m.

Land Use

The Ugamak Strait Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

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