Gareloi Island Marine

IBA Justification

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
Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula LC breeding 1974-2009 15,419 individuals A4ii
Least Auklet Aethia pusilla LC breeding 1974-2009 564,022 individuals A4ii
Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea LC breeding 1974-2009 10,505 individuals A4ii
Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella LC breeding 1974-2009 215,214 individuals A4ii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Aleutian Islands Wilderness 533,102 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge 2,637,840 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gareloi Island Marine. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.