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|
|Sabine's Gull Xema sabini||LC||breeding||1974-2009||16,351 individuals||A4i|
|Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus||LC||breeding||1974-2009||82,040 individuals||A4i|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chukchi Sea Nearshore. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/chukchi-sea-nearshore-iba-usa on 01/12/2023.