Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N

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
Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris VU breeding 1974-2009 3,783 individuals A4i
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens LC non-breeding 1974-2009 43,080 individuals A4i

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.