The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus||VU||breeding||1974-2009||299 individuals||A4i|
|Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus||LC||breeding||1974-2009||930 individuals||A4ii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Kodiak||National Wildlife Refuge||762,451||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Dog Bay||Environmental System||68||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Alaska Maritime||National Wildlife Refuge||2,637,840||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Eastern Kodiak Island Marine. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/eastern-kodiak-island-marine-iba-usa on 23/09/2023.