Bogoslova island / Vasiliya islands - Marine

Country/territory: Russia (Asian)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 315,255 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Russia (Asian) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3153 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 124 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.6 and 5.87 °C.

Key biodiversity
6 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colonies; Bogoslova island, Vasiliya islands include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Black-legged Kittiwake (LC) , Common Murre (LC) and Thick-billed Murre (LC).

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bogoslova island / Vasiliya islands - Marine. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.