Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N

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
Fork-tailed Storm-petrel Hydrobates furcatus LC breeding 1974-2009 145,166 individuals A4ii
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC breeding 1974-2009 81,569 individuals A4i
Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella LC breeding 1974-2009 110,069 individuals A4ii

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 178W61N. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.