Beaufort Sea Nearshore

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 1974-2009 289,260 individuals A4i
King Eider Somateria spectabilis LC breeding 1974-2009 5,385 individuals A4i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC breeding 1974-2009 832 individuals A4i
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus LC breeding 1974-2009 36,728 individuals A4i
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1974-2009 10,325 individuals A4i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 7,993,310 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beaufort Sea Nearshore. Downloaded from on 02/04/2023.