Chukchi Sea Nearshore

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
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chukchi Sea Nearshore. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.