St George Island Colony

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-faced Cormorant Urile urile LC breeding 1974-2009 5,000 individuals A4i
Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris VU breeding 1974-2009 193,930 individuals A4i
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla VU breeding 1974-2009 62,568 individuals A4i
Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata LC breeding 1974-2009 28,000 individuals A4ii
Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula LC breeding 1974-2009 150,000 individuals A4ii
Least Auklet Aethia pusilla LC breeding 1974-2009 250,000 individuals A4ii
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia LC breeding 1974-2009 1,098,600 individuals A4ii
Common Murre Uria aalge LC breeding 1974-2009 201,913 individuals A4ii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge 2,637,840 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: St George Island Colony. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.