Glacier Bay & Icy Strait


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
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata LC non-breeding 1974-2009 8,186 individuals A4i
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica LC non-breeding 1974-2009 18,592 individuals A4i
Pelagic Cormorant Urile pelagicus LC non-breeding 1974-2009 1,588 individuals A4i
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus EN breeding 1974-2009 26,945 individuals A4ii
Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris NT non-breeding 1974-2009 632 individuals A4ii

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)
West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness 110,447 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Point Adolphus/Mud Bay LUD II Management Area 47,794 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lisianski River/Upper Hoonah Sound LUD II Management Area 60,437 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 9,839,121 protected area overlaps with site 0
Icy Strait Fee Private Conservation Land 714 protected area overlaps with site 0
Glacier Bay Wilderness 1,077,108 protected area overlaps with site 0
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve 1,324,780 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chuck River Wilderness 473,243 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Glacier Bay & Icy Strait. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.